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Grand jury indicts father and son for gang shooting

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany father and son are indicted for gang terrorism and aggravated assault.

They're charged with shooting a rival gang member in retribution for an earlier fight.

56 year old Willie Jackson his 22 year old son Nikita Gilyard were indicted for 6 counts of felony crimes for the March 9th shooting of Terrance Stephens in the 13-hundred block of South McKinley.

Prosecutors say Gilyard is a member of the Crips...and the father and son attacked Stephens in a drive by shooting in revenge for a fight at an Albany bar earlier that week.

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said  "One type of gang activity is random violence. And that's a lot of gang members fighting each other. Shooting at each other and that puts everybody at risk. Even though they are shooting at each other, it puts everybody at risk."

The victim, Terrance Stephens , recovered from his wounds and was arrested himself for aggravated assault.

Also indicted by the Grand Jury was former Dougherty County Police Officer Oscar David Gilliam for sexual battery, false imprisonment, and violation of his oath as a public officer.

Prosecutors say the 41 year old Gilliam tried to rape a 26 year old woman in one of the rooms at the Superior Creek Lodge on North Slappey Boulevard on February 4th. Gilliam was working at the motel as a security guard.

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