Teen turns himself in after deadly Valdosta shooting

Teen turns himself in after deadly Valdosta shooting
Quenton McGee, 18, turned himself into the Lowndes County Jail on October 31st just after 3 p.m. (Source: LCSO)
Quenton McGee, 18, turned himself into the Lowndes County Jail on October 31st just after 3 p.m. (Source: LCSO)

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Just before 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 30, Valdosta Police Officers responded to Arbor Trace Apartments, in the 1500 block of East Park Avenue, where someone had been shot.

On Tuesday afternoon, Valdosta Police said the man wanted in this case, Quenton Antwon McGee, turned himself in at the Lowndes County Jail.

Officers found the victim in the passenger's seat of a vehicle that had crashed into some trees.

The victim had gunshot wounds to his torso, and was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities were able to locate the driver of the vehicle, who had fled the scene.

They said it looks like the victim and the driver went to the complex, and got into an argument with McGee, 18.

The driver and the dead man were not identified by police.

VPD said McGee took off.

"This is a tragic situation and my heart goes out to the family of the victim. But I also want to state how proud I am of the officers and detectives of the Valdosta Police Department who have worked tirelessly all night to identify the offender and obtain a murder warrant for this arrest," said Chief Brian Childress.

If you have information on this case, contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3132.

Community members like Princess Henton are considering relocating, as this has been the second murder to happen within a week's time.

"You never know when a stray bullet is going to come through the window.

Henton lives a street over from Arbor Trace Apartments where 21-year-old Sedric Williams was found shot in the passenger seat of a car last night.

Both murders were in close proximity to Henton's home.

After living in the neighborhood for over five year, Henton said she's ready to move.

"You just have to worry about so much, You have to worry about your neighbors, are they okay, things like that when you hear gun shots.

Henton said there has to be a solution to put a stop to the killings.

"When will it stop? We gotta find a way to stop killing each other as people," said Henton.

People have to think about who's affected outside of themselves said Henton.

She firmly believes that actions of one, can spread across the lives of many.

"When you kill each other you're taking away from your family and you're taking away from the other family as well, because one them is going in the grave and the other one is going to jail," said Henton.

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