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Deputies: 2 teens shoot at Houston Co. teen on the road, arrested

Mugshots courtesy: Houston County Sheriff's Office

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Houston County Sheriff's Office said it's arrested two teenagers for aggravated assault after they reportedly shot at someone in the Peach Blossom Rd. area.

A sheriff's release said that around 5:15 p.m. on December 2, deputies met up with a 17-year-old victim on Peach Blossom Rd. who had "several bullet holes" in his Ford F-150.

The victim said he was in a parking lot on Highway 96 near Butten Dr. when two men in a white Ford Explorer almost hit his vehicle when he was about to turn onto the highway.

According to the release, the victim and the two men "had a brief verbal exchange" after the near accident, and the Explorer began following him as he headed toward Peach Blossom Rd.

The victim reportedly said that as he was about to turn onto that road, he looked back and saw the passenger had a gun in his hand and then heard a gunshot. The victim said he kept driving and the Explorer tried to hit him again as he fled into a nearby subdivision.

The release said that as the victim tried to turn back onto Peach Blossom Rd., he lost control of his truck and went into a ditch on Peach Blossom Rd. The victim reportedly told deputies he "heard several more gunshots" and saw the Explorer fleeing the scene.

Houston County deputies were able to identify 19-year-old Yussef Daniel, of Bonaire, and 19-year-old Alexander Holton, from Elko, as the suspects and secured warrants for their arrests as well as the Ford F-150.

On Tuesday, the release said, deputies arrested the two teenagers and charged them with aggravated assault. Deputies said both suspects are being held without bond in the Houston County Detention Center and have other charges pending.

According to the release, the sheriff's office has also found the Ford F-150 and has impounded the truck for further investigation.

The sheriff's office said it's continuing its investigation into this aggravated assault. Anyone with information can call Sgt. James Middlebrooks at 478-542-2085 or 478-542-2080.

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