An argument over spilled food led to two teens being injured in a series of shootings at the same housing complex over the weekend in Bibb County.
On Monday, deputies issued an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Quentin Rodriguez Brown, of Macon, for aggravated assault in the shooting of Tamarcus Williams in Tindall Heights, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Williams was shot shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday, spokesman Lt. Randy Gonzalez said.
Sheriff David Davis thinks an argument over grilled meat led to the four shootings at the Tindall Heights housing complex over the weekend. The incident unfolded when Williams showed up to a party to which he wasn’t invited, Davis told the Macon Telegraph.
“Williams was shot in the shoulder by Brown after an argument over some food knocked over on a grill at Tindall Heights,” Gonzalez said.
After the shooting involving Williams, there were three other shootings that deputies believe occurred because of that argument.
Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a resident in building 16 said he was awakened by gunshots fired into a bedroom window. The 23-year-old victim said he did not see anyone and no one was injured in what deputies believe was a drive-by shooting.
Hours later, shortly before 6:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the same complex, Gonzalez said. Two vehicles and a bedroom window of one of the apartments were damaged by gunshots.
The last incident occurred shortly before midnight, deputies said. De Angelo Moody, 17, was shot twice outside an apartment at building 14 in Tindall Heights. Deputies found him lying on a porch with gunshot wounds to his leg and side, the newspaper reported. Moody’s girlfriend told deputies she jumped into the bushes when three black males, who were wearing all black clothing, stepped out of a dark-colored SUV and shot at Moody, according to the report.
Moody was taken to Medical Center, Navicent Health where he was listed in stable condition. Williams was treated and released from the same hospital.
“The root cause of (the shootings), I think, is this impulsiveness and this immaturity and failure to stop and think about … the consequences of … shooting somebody,” Davis told the newspaper.
“All of the participants are known to each other, and we know who most of the participants are ourselves, but because of reluctance by victims and reluctance by witnesses to come forward and tell what they know, it’s difficult right now for us to get … a warrant on (the suspects).”
The shootings remain under investigation, and anyone with information in reference to any of the incidents is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at (877) 682-7463.