16-year-old held in fa­tal shoot­ing

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­news.com

The man who was killed in a shoot­ing on Nixon Cir­cle late Fri­day night has been iden­ti­fied as 19-year-old Quin­tavien Va­nard John­son.

Of­fi­cers from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment re­sponded to mul­ti­ple calls of shots be­ing fired in the area of Nixon Cir­cle, lo­cated in the New­ton County Hous­ing Au­thor­ity Com­plex. When they ar­rived, of­fi­cers found John­son dead, ly­ing by a Dump­ster, and a sec­ond male, Dayneian A. Gib­son, with a gun­shot wound to the arm.

Ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from CPD Cap­tain Ken Mal­com, of­fi­cers were im­me­di­ately able to make con­tact with the 16-year-old male iden­ti­fied as the shooter.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, he was stand­ing nearby when of­fi­cers ar­rived, hold­ing a gun, which he dropped, and he raised his hands in sur­ren­der.

The case is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the CPD and the Ge­or­gia Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion. Al­though it is un­clear at this time what might have led to the shoot­ing, of­fi­cers say there were re­ports of an ar­gu­ment be­tween the teens.

It is un­known if the al­leged shooter will be charged as a ju­ve­nile or an adult in the case.

Po­lice said this was the first fa­tal shoot­ing in the city this year.

Dar­rell Everidge /The Cov­ing­ton News

Quin­tavien Va­nard John­son was killed late Fri­day night in the area of Nixon Cir­cle.

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