Crime

Three Macon men charged in Sunday slaying in downtown Macon

Authorities have arrested three Macon men in connection with an early Sunday shooting that left one man dead and another injured.

A fourth suspect remains on the loose.

Twenty-nine-year-old Darius Tyrece Daniels, of Kings Park Drive North, was shot in the chest about 3:20 a.m. following an altercation outside the Riverview Ballroom at 426 Walnut St. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Antonio Parker, 32, of Clinton Road, was shot in the hip during the fracas. He underwent surgery at The Medical Center of Central Georgia and was released.

At a news conference Thursday, Macon Police Chief Mike Burns announced the arrest of 28-year-old Warwick Cameron Ammons.

Ammons, of Ruark Drive, remains in custody at the Bibb County jail without bond. He is charged with murder and aggravated assault, police said.

During the conference, Lt. Robert Grabowski learned that members of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force had located two additional suspects Thursday afternoon in Henry County.

The brothers, 28-year-old Onta Deon Jones, of Rice Mill Road, and 23-year-old Teunko DeShay Jones, of Anthony Road, were arrested shortly after 2 p.m. at the home of a female acquaintance, according to police.

They were returned to Macon, each charged with murder and aggravated assault.Authorities continue to search for a fourth man, 27-year-old Kedrain DeShon Burdette, who police said uses the nickname “Killa.”

Burns said police were able to identify the suspects based on several anonymous tips from witnesses and residents who came forward with information in the days following the shooting.

“On the scene there were a lot of people. Very few wanted to talk to us initially. I think a lot of them were afraid at the time,” the police chief said.

“But we received numerous calls from people who wanted to help. Usually when we have a crime like this, we don’t get those calls.

“But I believe that the majority of people are just tired of these senseless crimes,” Burns said.Burns said Mayor Robert Reichert has asked him to review the city’s nightclub ordinance and to crack down on clubs and lounges that may be staying open and serving alcohol after hours.

Grabowski said police have not determined whether any of the men were inside the Riverview Ballroom before the violence began.

Police have not recovered a weapon, he said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Burdette may contact police anonymously by calling Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.

Information from The Telegraph’s archives was used in this report.

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