Shooting Suspect Arrested in Valdosta

| September 11, 2014

bullet-shell-shooting-shoot-police-scene-gunVALDOSTA — UPDATE:  Amos Haynes has been charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime in connection with the shooting of Xavier Jones. Jones is in critical but stable condition. Further charges are possibly pending on Haynes. Haynes is being held at the Lowndes County Jail pending judicial proceedings.

Valdosta Police reported details of the Ray Lane shooting, which occured Wednesday.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., a shooting occurred outside of a residence located at 104 Ray Lane, Valdosta, Georgia. The victim, Xavier Jones, 38 year old male was performing work on the residence when an altercation occurred. Jones was shot multiple times with a handgun.

Witnesses called 911 and law enforcement officers quickly arrived on scene. Information was gathered at the scene from multiple sources and VPD K-9 units were deployed to search for the suspect. The suspect was described as being an African American male with dreadlock style hair and wearing a white T-Shirt.

After further investigation, the suspect was identified as Amos Haynes, 35 year old Valdosta resident. Officers and Detectives searched the area for Haynes, and he was located and apprehended a short time later in a wooded area not too far from the scene of the shooting.  A second person was placed into investigative detention regarding the incident but was later released with no formal charges filed.

The victim is in critical condition and is currently being treated at South Georgia Medical Center. Anyone having additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or the Crime Tip Line at 229-293-3091.

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2 Comments on "Shooting Suspect Arrested in Valdosta"

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  1. Bryan Austin says:

    Xavier Jones, 38 year old male should have been carrying a firearm of his own!

  2. H. Miballzich says:

    New Albany!