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Man charged in deadly double shooting: Bicyclist, 13, injured in hit and run

Atlanta police have charged a man in a deadly double shooting and Bibb County deputies have charged a man in hit and run that injured a 13-year-old bicyclist.
Atlanta police have charged a man in a deadly double shooting and Bibb County deputies have charged a man in hit and run that injured a 13-year-old bicyclist.
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A 25-year-old man has been charged in a double shooting that left one dead and another injured early Friday morning in Atlanta.

Anthony Jason Brown was charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the shooting, according to Atlanta police.

Around 2 a.m., homicide investigators responded to 1631 Stanton Road where more than an hour earlier there had been a call about an armed fight, police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said. At that time those at the scene were uncooperative and refused to talk to police, Jones said.

At 1:36 a.m., officers were re-dispatched to that same location, this time after getting a report of a person shot, Jones said. The victim was found dead outside the apartment with a gunshot wound to the chest, she said. A second victim sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds, Jones said. She did not release any details on the condition of the wounded person.

A short time later investigators were called to the scene and the evidence they gathered led to Brown, Jones said. He was transported to the Fulton County jail, she said.

Bibb County Bicyclist, 13, injured in hit and run

A 13-year-old boy was injured Thursday in a hit and run in Bibb County and investigators said they have arrested the driver they believe struck him.

The incident happened shortly before 8 p.m. in the 1700 block of Randall Road, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said the teen was riding his bicycle on Randall Road when he was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on Randall Road.

The 13-year-old boy was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Sean DeFoe said

The vehicle and driver left before deputies arrived at the scene, DeFoe said. Witnesses identified a blue, older model convertible Chevrolet Caprice as the suspect’s vehicle and another deputy at the scene recognized the description of the vehicle as one he had seen before.

The vehicle was later spotted by another by an investigator at a car wash in the 2600 block of Houston Avenue, DeFoe said. Three men were inside the vehicle, which was damaged in the front, he said.

The driver and owner of the vehicle, a blue 1980 Chevrolet Caprice, was identified as 31-year-old Vince Carter Jr., of Macon. Carter was arrested and charged with hit and run; duty of driver to stop at or return to the scene of accident, tampering with evidence and driving without a license, DeFoe said.

He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center where he was being held on $4,900 bond, officials said.

The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-682-7463.