APD: 2 teens arrested in Van Deman St. shooting

VAN Demen ST. shooting suspects arrested

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) has arrested two 16 year olds after a man was injured in a shooting on Van Deman Street around noon Wednesday.

Police said Tahji Davis, 21, was shot multiple times in an apartment in the 1200 block of Van Deman Street. As of Wednesday evening, Davis was in critical condition but stable, according to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital officials.

APD said officers found the suspected 16-year-old shooter at a home in the 700 block of Moultrie Road, hiding in a freezer. He has been charged with aggravated assault.

Police said several people ran to that same home after the shooting.

Another 16-year-old was charged with aggravated assault (party to a crime), according to APD.

Both teens were taken to an out-of-town juvenile detention center, police said.

Officers said Roderick Clay was hit in the face before the shooting happened. There has been no word from officials on his injuries.

During their investigation, officers said they discovered that Dontavious Stevens, 22, was “responsible for stealing a firearm out of a car on Netherland Lane.” He was charged with entering auto, with other charges pending. He was booked into the Dougherty County Jail.

Dontavius Stevens (Source: Dougherty County Jail)
Dontavius Stevens (Source: Dougherty County Jail)

Joshua and Jacquez Carter were also charged with two counts of aggravated assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

(Source: Dougherty County Jail)
(Source: Dougherty County Jail)

Kentravious Anthony was also arrested and taken to the Dougherty County Jail, police said.

Anthony had an outstanding warrant for theft by taking, according to police.

Kentravious Anthony (Source: Dougherty County Jail)
Kentravious Anthony (Source: Dougherty County Jail)

Police said this is an open and active investigation. Anyone with any information that may help police is asked to call CrimeSTOPPERS at (229) 436-TIPS.

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