ALBANY — After completing interviews with several persons of interest, the Albany Police Department’s Robbery/Homicide Unit has charged two 16-year-old males in the shooting 21-year old Tahji Davis several times on Wednesday.

Phyllis Banks, a spokeswoman for APD, said the shooter was found inside a freezer at a home located on the 700 block of Moultrie Road. That home is also where several individuals ran after the shooting took place on the 1200 block of Van Deman Street shortly after noon Wednesday.

Banks said the 16-year-old male shooter is charged with aggravated assault, and a second juvenile is charged with aggravated assault (party to a crime). Both have been transported to an out-of-town juvenile detention center.

A second victim, Roderick Clay, was struck in the face prior to the shooting, Banks said.

Banks said that while conducting interviews about the shooting, investigators learned that Dontavious Stevens, 22, was responsible for stealing a firearm out of a car on Netherland Lane. Stephens was taken to Dougherty County Jail on charges of entering an automobile, and additional charges are pending.

During the course of the investigation, Joshua Carter, 25, was also arrested and charged with aggravated assault (party to a crime), and Kentravious Anthony, 19, was arrested after law enforcement found that he had an outstanding warrant for theft by taking, Banks said.

Banks said the case remains “very active,” and updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.

Staff Writer

I'm a 2007 graduate of Georgia Southern University, and I've been a reporter for The Albany Herald since 2008. I cover news related to health care, Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, SOWEGA Council on Aging and other areas as assigned.

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