Update: 2 charged after shootout in Cordele

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 10:43 PM EST
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CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - The Cordele Police Department (CPD) was looking for a man police said was considered armed and dangerous after a shootout Wednesday afternoon.

Jacambrian Marquie Smith, 18, of Cordele was wanted on charges of aggravated assault, cruelty to children in the first degree, discharge of a gun near a highway and possession of a firearm during certain crimes, according to a CPD Facebook post.

Police said on Nov. 19 he was arrested.

Update: Jacambrian Marquie Smith has been arrested without incident. Thank you all for sharing our post involving this case.

Posted by Cordele Police Department on Friday, November 19, 2021

Police reported that officers responded to the area of 13th Avenue and 2nd Street a little after 2 p.m. after a call came in about shooters in the area.

The post says initially, E-911 told CPD that a person inside a white four-door car was involved in a shooting with a male pedestrian.

November 18, 2021 Press Release On Wednesday, November, 17th 2021, Officers with the Cordele Police Department...

Posted by Cordele Police Department on Thursday, November 18, 2021

Officers said they found one of the suspects, Kervaris Bly, 17, of Cordele, walking in the area of Hickory Street and Cordele Avenue.

According to CPD, Bly was found with a pistol and was arrested because he was under the age of 18 and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

Police said that through investigation, “detectives determined that he and the occupant of the vehicle exchanged gunfire with each other.”

Bly was taken to the Crisp Detention Center and charged with possession of a firearm during certain crimes, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a pistol by a minor, discharge of a gun near a highway and aggravated assault.

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