A 28-year-old Macon man was indicted Tuesday, accused of trying to impede police investigating the March shooting death of a man at Macon Garden Apartments.
Steven Quintrell Howard is charged with making a false statement, criminal attempt to commit subordination of perjury or false swearing and two alleged violations of Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, according to an indictment filed Tuesday in Bibb County Superior Court.
Tavaris Veal, 19, was sitting outside one of the apartment complex's buildings, located off Mercer University Drive behind a fire station and across from Macon Mall, when shots were fired March 26 from a SUV, fatally injuring Veal.
Another man was wounded.
Bibb County deputies issued a lookout for a white SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer or Expedition.
Tuesday's indictment alleges Howard told police "he had no involvement with the white Ford Explorer" involved in the killing or in "inducing" two people to report the vehicle as stolen.
He also allegedly convinced another person to make a false statement that he didn't give the car to Howard and that Howard didn't instruct the people to report the vehicle as stolen, according to the indictment.
The indictment alleges Howard is associated with the Blacc Team, an alleged criminal street gang.
Jail records show Howard is being held on $16,700 bond.
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