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Dontavious Jones

Jones, Dontavious Bernard

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Officer’s Narrative:
[Please note: The following is a direct transcription from the official initial incident report. The Georgia Gazette does not fix any spelling or grammatical errors that may exist. Any changes or redactions made by our staff are placed inside brackets. Some errors may exist. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The topics discussed may be sensitive to some readers. Discretion is advised.]

On October 9, 2022 at approximately 2123 hours, I was dispatched to [900 BLOCK] Old Sunbury Road Lot [REDACTED] in reference to someone trying to fight the complainant and her friend. The complainant later stated a group of people were fighting and then she heard three shots and then one shot. Upon arrival, I made contact with Ms. [VICTIM #1] and Mr. [VICTIM #2] outside of Lot [REDACTED]. Deputy Galloway and Cpl. Henning arrived on scene shortly after.

Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated the incident involved a 15 year old female juvenile who was inside the residence. She stated a male subject that lives at Lot [REDACTED] had pointed a weapon at her (Ms. [VICTIM #1]) and had also fired the weapon several times near her vehicle (silver Chevrolet Equinox). Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated she was parked in the front yard of Mr. Jones at Lot [REDACTED]. She stated Juvenile 2 was arguing with a female at Lot [REDACTED] while she was parked in the front yard of Lot [REDACTED]. Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated she did not get out of her vehicle during this incident. She stated she did not know why she was bringing Juvenile 2 to the residence, and that she was unaware of what was going on. Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated Juvenile 2 lives with her and is her “God daughter”.

Mr. [VICTIM #2] stated he was inside the vehicle when Mr. Jones pointed a weapon at them. Mr. [VICTIM #2] is the boyfriend of Ms. [VICTIM #1]. He stated at one point Mr. Jones fired the firearm several times.

Juvenile 1 stated he was at Lot [REDACTED] hanging out with Mr. Jones when Ms. Decos arrived at the residence, and called him outside. He stated he went back into the residence shortly after. He stated at one point Ms. Decos punched him in the head, at which time he pushed her then punched her. Juvenile 1 stated he then left the scene. He stated he returned to the scene a short time later. He stated after returning to the residence, Mr. Jones had a firearm during a verbal altercation. He stated Mr. Jones’ gun appeared to be a “Drako”. He also stated Mr. Jones fired the firearm.

Juvenile 2 stated her brother, Juvenile 1, called her and stated Ms. Decos had punched him. She stated she came to the residence at Lot [REDACTED] to confront Ms. Decos about the incident. Juvenile 2 stated she was going to fight Ms. Decos, because her brother could not because he was a male. Juvenile 2 stated at one point she went into Mr. Jones’ residence at which time Ms. Decos presented a firearm. She stated the firearm was black and appeared to be an Ak-47. Juvenile 2 stated Mr. Jones physically removed her from the residence. She stated Mr. Jones retrieved a gun and proceeded outside where he fired it several times. Juvenile 2 stated they left the residence at this time.

Detective Frost was notified and briefed on the incident. He stated he would secure a search warrant and be enroute to the residence.

Cpl. Henning retrieved written statements from the above mentioned people besides Mr. Jones while on scene.

Ms. [VICTIM #1] was given a victim’s pamphlet and told how to obtain a copy of this report.

I later spoke with Ms. Decos via phone. She stated her 15 year old daughter was dating Juvenile 1. She stated Juvenile 1 had physically assaulted her daughter a couple of weeks ago, so when she saw him she punched him in the face. She stated people arrived at the residence upset after the incident and tried to fight her. She stated Mr. Jones made her go inside a bedroom at the residence and he exited the residence with a firearm. Ms. Decos stated shortly after, she heard shots being fired. She stated she did not see where Mr. Jones put the firearm after returning to the inside of the residence.

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