Police identify Albany teen shot and killed on bicycle

Published: Apr. 3, 2015 at 6:44 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 3, 2015 at 9:38 PM EDT
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Police are investigating after a declared teen gang member was shot while riding a bicycle and then died.

Officers said 19-year old Prentice Davis, Jr. was riding his bike in the 700 block of West Society around 2 a.m. Friday morning.

According to a report, Davis was shot in the buttocks. He told authorities that he heard a gunshot, and then realized he had been hit.

Davis was taken to Phoebe Putney Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Prosecutors said he was an admitted Rattlers gang member. Now police are working to make sure there is no retaliation after the death of Davis, whose nickname was ironically 'Pistolplay.'

"Prentice Davis was a declared gang member," said Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards. "[He] declared himself as a Rattler in proceedings that had been involved in earlier."

That earlier case was when Davis pleaded guilty last year to fighting with police officers.

"We don't want any retributions," Edwards said. "I think it's already been on social media. Various issues have been raised about this situation. So alert status would probably be an appropriate thing for law enforcement in his instance."

This was actually the second time that Davis has been shot while riding a bicycle. In October 2013 Davis was shot once in the stomach.

He told police he was on his bike when a man jumped out of a car and opened fire on him. Prosecutors said no one was ever charged in that shooting.

An autopsy was performed this morning at Macon's Georgia Bureau of Investigation Lab, showing he was shot one time.

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