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Man shot in Valdosta, police name suspect in custody

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Police have named a suspect taken into custody after a man was shot and taken to the hospital in Valdosta.

According to a report, investigators said Amos Haynes, 35, was captured on Queen Street, near the scene of the shooting.

Haynes was taken to the Lowndes County Jail. Police said formal criminal charges are pending.

The shooting happened around noon Wednesday at a home on Ray Lane.

The victim, later identified as 38-year-old Xavier Jones, was renovating a home at the time of the shooting, according to police. Investigators said Jones was shot several times with a handgun.

Jones was listed in critical condition at South Georgia Medical Center.

Police described the investigation mid-afternoon Wednesday.

"There's a house that's over here on Ray Lane, which is behind the daycare somewhat, and we have a victim who was shot several times at that residence," said Captain Bobbi McGraw with Valdosta Police. "We don't believe he lived at that residence, believe he was doin' work on the residence."

A second man police believe may have been connected to the shooting was also arrested on St. Augustine Road around 1 p.m., but was later released with no formal charges.

"When something like this happens, law enforcement comes together. You don't look at it as an agency, but as law enforcement as a whole and we just have everybody come together to locate the person responsible for the crime," said Captain McGraw.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or the Crime Tip Line at 229-293-3091.

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