Crime

More teens charged following Macon club shooting

Three additional teenagers have been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a shooting near the Black Velvet Lounge early Sunday morning, Macon police said.

Charles Edwin Iwo, Jamarkus Lagara Adams and Nickholas Jones, all 17, are each charged with six counts of aggravated assault and participating in a criminal street gang, according to a police news release.

About 200 people attended a birthday party at the lounge, located at the corner of Broadway and Raines Avenue, on Saturday night. Just before midnight, a fight broke out and everyone inside was asked to leave the club, formerly known as Tee’s Lounge, according to police.

Minutes later, six people who had left the party in a Chevrolet Blazer stopped on Raines Avenue to talk with a group of females who also were leaving the party. Several shots were fired from a vacant building behind the nightclub, and the vehicle was struck multiple times.

Kendrick Murray, 17, was inside the vehicle and was shot in the face. Darrlyn Jones, 17, was shot in the head and is listed in stable condition at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, according to police.

Yovanis Quentez Whisby, 18, of Newberry Avenue, was arrested Monday on six counts of aggravated assault and one count of participation in a criminal street gang, according to the police.

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