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A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Americus police are investigating a shooting on the city's north side and a home invasion near Georgia Southwestern State University.
An 18-year-old Americus man is in critical condition after being shot in the stomach.
Americus Police were called to this area near the Elks Club on West Peppermint Way around 8:00 Tuesday night. Police say a group of men were looking at a handgun. Witnesses told police the gun was dropped and fired. John Tevon Smith was walking by and was shot once in the stomach.
"No indication of any fight or anything going on at this time," said Americus Police Chief James Green. "It just appears like I said, witness statements are indicating it was a group of young men looking at a firearm, a hand gun, and during the process it was dropped or thrown to the ground or something, and it discharged when it struck the ground."
Police are still trying to track down witnesses and the names of those involved. They're asking anyone with information on the incident to contact the Americus Police Department.
About six o'clock Wednesday morning, an Americus man who was bound and gagged during a home invasion managed to call 911. Police initially weren't sure what kind of call they were responding to because the dispatcher couldn't understand the victim.
When police arrived at 950 Anthony Drive apartment 2A, they found 21-year-old Jarvis Jamar Willis lying on the floor, tied up with a belt around his neck. He told police two men assaulted him.
"Upon them making contact with him they found out that two unknown subjects had entered his apartment, brandished a weapon, and robbed him. We had him transported to Sumter Regional," said Chief Green.
There have been as many as 10 burglaries in the area around the apartments in the last two weeks, but this is the first time someone has been confronted by the suspects.
Police are asking neighbors to keep a watchful eye out and call police if they notice anything suspicious.