UPDATE: 2 teens arrested, charged with murder of 16-year-old

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MACON, Ga— Deputies have arrested 18-year-old Jamon Jackson and 16-year-old Troy Jackson in connection with Tuesday night's homicide in east Macon.

Both have been charged with murder, according to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say there's no bond for Jamon Jackson and that Troy Jackson is being held at the RYDC. The sheriff's office has not released a mugshot for Troy Jackson.

The victim, 16-year-old Kendrick Davis of Macon, was shot at the corner of Warpath Road and Manson Road. He later died from his injures at an area hospital.

WGXA on Wednesday spoke to neighbors of the east Macon neighborhood.

"We need to get it together as a community," Kelli Tarver said. "We have kids that have to grow up. My heart cries out for the community."

"It startled me because it was so loud," she added. "It was right out front of my house."

Tarver was just feet away in her home with her three kids.

"My kids and I got on the floor because we didn't know what was going on," she said.

She's lived in this neighborhood her whole life. Seeing violence where she used to play is tough.

"You're scared for your kids to grow up," Tarver said. "When I was growing up we didn't have these worries "

Dashun Riggins has also live in Macon his whole life. He's sick of seeing his friends -- people his age -- die from violence.

"It's time to face the fact and step up and do the right thing," he said. "We need to lead by example."

Riggins believes violence is on the rise and wants others to know stopping it starts with you.

"You can't change everybody, but you can change people around you if they see you change," he said.

While they didn't know Davis personally, both feel for his family.

"It's hard to be prepared to lose someone who wasn't ready," Riggins said.

And for Davis, who never really got a chance at a full life.

"I feel like they didn't deserve to go," he added.



MACON, Ga— A teenager is dead after a shooting in East Macon late Tuesday night.

According to Bibb Co. Sheriff's Office Sgt. Linda Howard, the shooting happened just before 11 p.m. in the 3300 block of Warpath Rd. near Manson Rd. The victim, Kendrick "KD" Davis , 16, of Macon, later died from his injures at an area hospital after being shot twice in the chest.

When deputies arrived on scene, Davis was found laying on the ground gurgling and bleeding from the mouth. Two friends who were with Davis when the shooting happened told investigators they were walking on Warpath Road at Manson Road when the Nissan Altima came down Manson and took a right onto Warpath shooting at them.

When they began running, they realized Davis had been shot and they called 911 for help. The suspect had already fled the scene before deputies arrived.

According to reports, as the gunfire rang out there was also a home in the area that was hit. Investigators say a bullet went through the right side of the living room, went through the kitchen and into the dining room.

A woman who lives at the home told investigators she had just left the kitchen and gone into the den to turn off her T.V. That's when she heard a sound but didn't realize what it was until she saw the damage.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact investigators at (478) 751-7500 or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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