ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Just before 3 p.m. on Sunday, Valdosta Police Department (VPD) officers responded to the intersection of East Alden Avenue and Williams Street, after numerous 911 calls about someone being shot.
Upon arrival, officers found a 14-year-old boy with gunshot wounds to his torso. Officers gave aid to the victim until EMS arrived and took him to South Georgia Medical Center.
A VPD K-9 unit tracked a teenaged suspect to an apartment in the 1700 block of Williams Street, where he was later taken into custody and then taken to a regional youth detention center.
Detectives obtained arrest warrants for the juvenile for the following:
- Aggravated assault (felony)
- Aggravated battery (felony)
- Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
- Misdemeanor possession of a firearm by someone under the age of 18
The victim is listed as being in stable condition, according to VPD.
“I am proud of the quick work of our officers and K-9, who quickly apprehended this offender. This is a tragic and unnecessary act of violence that did not need to occur. The lives of two juveniles have been changed forever,” said VPD Chief Leslie Manahan.