As of Saturday, August 10, 2013
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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.