Americus Police investigating late night shooting, one teen dead

Crime

AMERICUS, Ga. (WRBL) – The Americus Police Department is investigating a late night shooting that claimed the life of a teenager.

Tuesday night Americus Police responded to a report of a gunshot wound at a residence on Brinson Street around 10:51 PM. Upon arrival, the officers located a 14-year-old male victim.

Police say the victim was transported to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for emergency surgery, where he later died from the injuries.

Authorities confirm after an initial investigation a 16-year-old was also at the residence, who has now become a suspect in the investigation. Police say the 16-year-old suspect had a handgun, which was recovered at the scene.

Americus Police Department has charged the unnamed 16-year-old in the murder of the 14-year-old victim. The suspect is currently being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center in Crisp County.

This investigation is on-going and police say additional charges are pending.

Anyone with additional information related to this investigation is asked to call the
Americus Police Department at 229-924-3677.

The full press release from the Americus Police Department can be found below:

“The Americus Police Department, is currently investigating a shooting incident which

resulted in the death of a juvenile victim. Officers of the Americus Police Department

and emergency medical personnel responded to a residence on Brinson Street on

Tuesday, June 15, at approximately 10:51 PM to a reported gunshot wound. The

victim, a 14 year old male, was transported to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center where he

underwent emergency surgery, but later succumbed to his wounds.

Investigation into the incident indicates that the victim was at the residence with

another teen at the time of the shooting. The 16 year old male suspect had a handgun

which was recovered at the scene. He has been charged with murder and is currently

being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center in Crisp County. Additional

charges are pending.

Anyone with additional information related to this investigation is asked to call the

Americus Police Department at 229-924-3677 or after hours at 229-937-9011.”

Americus Police Department

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