//VPD investigates shooting death on East Hill Ave

VPD investigates shooting death on East Hill Ave

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VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department is investigating the shooting of a 32-year-old-male that occurred on East Hill Ave.


VICTIM:  Jonathon Antonio Vicks, African American male, 32 years of age, Quitman resident

On May 12, 2024, at 11:55 pm., numerous first responders responded to the 300 block of East Hill Avenue after several citizens called E911 to report a shooting.  When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 32-year-old male unresponsive in the middle of the road.  The male did have an apparent gunshot wound. 

Officers attempted to provide medical assistance until South Georgia Medical Center Emergency Medical Services arrived at the scene and transported him to South Georgia Medical Center.  The victim is in critical condition.

While officers were on scene, they were notified that two other males arrived at the hospital with non-life- threatening gunshot wounds.  One male left the hospital before officers could get there, and the other refused to cooperate with detectives when they arrived to interview him.

The victim has been identified as Jonathon Antonio Vicks, 32 years of age, from Quitman.  On the afternoon of May 13, 2024, Vicks succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

“Our prayers go out to Mr. Vicks’ family.  Based on surveillance video that has been recovered from the area, we know numerous people were standing around in the parking lot and surrounding area when this tragedy occurred.  We are hoping that you to come forward if you have any information that may assist us. Give Mr. Vicks’ family a sense of why this happened to their loved one.”  Said Chief Leslie Manahan.

This investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.

If anyone has any further information on this case or any other cases, please contact the Valdosta Police Department Bureau of Investigative Services at 229-293-3145, the crime tip line at 229-293-3091, or file a tip online at www.valdostacity.com/police-department.