19-year-old killed, one wounded in Housing Authority shooting; 16-year-old taken into custody

16-year-old taken into custody

COVINGTON — A 19-year-old man was shot and killed and a second man was wounded Friday night on Nixon Circle in the Covington Housing Authority, according to Covington Police. A 16-year-old juvenile is being held in connection with the incident.

Quintavian Vanard Johnson died as a result of gunshot wounds. CPD authorities did not have an address for Johnson, though they said he was not known to be a resident of the Housing Authority. The man who was wounded in the arm, also 19, was treated and released at Newton Medical Center.

According to Lt. Al Miller, calls began coming in around 11 p.m. reporting shots fired. When officers arrived on the scene, they found one man dead and a second wounded. The 16-year-old was on the scene and witnesses identified him as the shooter. He was taken into custody, but charges were not immediately filed. No motive for the shooting has been revealed.

CPD detectives and a crime scene unit from the Georgia Bureau of investigation processed the scene. Miller said the GBI is assisting in the investigation of the case which is ongoing.


eyewitness 2 years, 3 months ago

There is a Dec. 12th article about a shooting at a Covington housing authority. BAXTER and other companies aren't interested in Covington. Why do you think they did not balk when the residents said no to changing the address from Social Circle to Covington. Your COC Prez and Mayor can sell you a bag of goods all day long. Covington has too many 3rd world crime rat holes like the one in this article to attract much more than dollar stores and fast food Micky Dees where crime has been happening too. Newton is sinking. An armed robbery at the Hub Marathon this week also.


henrystamm 2 years, 3 months ago

That is what will happen when you elect garbage to run government. The garbage will follow and now is here. Graffiti everywhere, littered roads, crime everywhere, congratulation racists black infiltrators, greedy politions, and so on. Sadly the hard working taxpayers have no longer a voice in the running of the destroyed county.


ricoh 2 years, 3 months ago

Agree with eyewitness and henrystamm, Covington is done. My family is from South Dekalb. Most are gone from there now, after over 100 years. I have been in Newton co. for 23 years. When I came it was like Dekalb co.from the 70's, friendly and small. I have seen nice communities in Dekalb become worthless ghettos. I am seeing the same in Newton now. I think I will try head north this time.


bigmike 2 years, 3 months ago

Has anyone ever met a professional named Quintavian? A doctor, lawyer, teacher, nurse, businessman? No? Me neither. You pretty much set your kid up for a rough life when you name him Quintavian.


Kornbred 2 years, 3 months ago

Comment of the year, right here. Absolutely true!


Covingtonian 2 years, 3 months ago

The name doesn't make the individual, the indvidual makes the name (Eccesiastes 7:1). Crime statistics are very important and so are the people who make up the community. Those who like to appear intelligent and "highlight" the negative in their own community going so far as to direct it at the "new business/employer" coming to town tells the employers what they really need to know. It says a lot about this paper also.


Tairuna 2 years, 3 months ago

It says you have too much free time.


HonestAbe 2 years, 3 months ago

This article shouldn't be about politics. I refuse to comment in that respect. I young man has died. Another one hurt. A 16 year old charged. This isn't a political problem it is a society problem. It's so much more important this day and time to train and encourage our youth who and who not to hang out with and the end results of making the wrong decisions. This responsibility falls on parents, and more and more on grandparents. I personally believe the best place for our youth to be trained to do the right thing is by good youth minister's in our church's. I feel for these families. I can't imagine what it is like to lose a child only 19 or to have a 16 year old charged with a crime this serious. I don't know what happened so we should give law enforcement the chance to fully investigate before making judgement.


Billy 2 years, 3 months ago

There's violence because people are raised with no values, then told you can "do anything you want." Our freedom is shortly to be lost, because we as a people are not responsible enough to handle it. We tossed God out of our schools, and everything else, and expect the golden goose to keep laying her eggs. This is what happens when you tell the Almighty to take a hike. Get ready for a rough ride; you've voted for and supported the wrong things for 50 years. What you're now seeing on the tube, and in real life, is your payoff. Congrats...


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