Crime

Macon teen charged in Friday shootings

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 16-year-old juvenile in the Friday shootings of two other teens.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, the juvenile was arrested about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and turned over to the Youth Detention Center. The juvenile was charged with aggravated assault and participation in criminal street gang activity. Other arrests are pending, the news release said.

Ladarius Washington, 18, was shot in the back of the left leg and Kenyatta Jones, 17, was shot in the stomach area Friday night about 9:55 p.m. in the 1900 block of Lawton Avenue. They were taken to a local hospital and later released.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

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