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Boy, 16, shot on the way to friend's house: Fugitive caught in Mexico

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A 16-year-old was shot early Sunday morning while walking to a friend’s home in Bibb County – and investigators are trying to determine who shot him and why.

The shooting happened shortly before 1:40 a.m. near Nesbit Road and Bonnie Avenue, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said 16-year-old Keontrey Bonner, of Macon, was walking to a friend’s house on Bobby Jones Street when someone shot him in the left leg.

It’s unclear if the teen ever made it to that particular friend’s house, but officials said he was transported to the hospital by his friends for treatment. It was also unclear if the teen was walking alone when he was shot.

Detectives have not released any details regarding the circumstances of the shooting or a possible motive. And they said they have no description of the suspect. The teen was in stable condition late Sunday afternoon, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Sean DeFoe said.

Anyone with any information in reference to this shooting is asked to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500, and leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at (877) 682-7463.

A man accused of sexually assaulting his children’s teenage babysitter as well as her older sister was apprehended in Mexico four years after he disappeared.

In 2010, Kenneth Dustin Grant failed to appear on charges of aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, child molestation and sexual exploitation of children, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. He was located by the joint efforts of the sheriff’s office and U.S. Marshals Service deputies in Guadalajara, Mexico where he had been living under a false name, according to the sheriff’s office.

The officers were able to utilize tips and information that they obtained after Grant's case was aired on America's Most Wanted, officials said.

The case began in November, 2008, when Grant had a friend’s teenage daughter babysit his young children, deputies said. Investigators said Grant allegedly drugged and assaulted the teenage girl, and photographed the incident. During the investigation, detectives said they found photographs of a similar assault on the teenage girl’s older sister as well as photographs of other young girls. They did not say how many.

Grant was indicted in October, 2009 and posted a $75,000 bond in January 2010, officials said. In September 2010, Grant failed to show up for a court hearing and his ankle bracelet was located in Lake Lanier with signs of tampering.

Grant was taken into custody in Mexico and later flown to Los Angeles where the extradition process to get him back to Georgia has begun, officials said.

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