MOULTRIE, Ga. — Investigations into two shootings that occurred Nov. 9 are still active, but one is looking to head to court while the other has no new information to release.
In reference to the non-fatal shooting on the 1000 block of Seventh Street Northwest, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation working alongside Moultrie Police Department and the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jared Tavaris Taylor, 19, on Nov. 13.
According to the Nov. 15 press release, Taylor was arrested on warrants charging him with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
A search warrant was also executed at his residence, 209 Third St. N.W., finding and seizing multiple weapons and ammunition, some of which were deemed stolen, the release reported.
Taylor remains in the Colquitt County Jail.
The man who was found injured in the yard of the Seventh Street address was life-flighted to an out of state trauma center where he remains as of the last report.
GBI Special Agent in Charge Jamy Steinberg said they aren’t releasing the shooting victim’s name or the hospital he’s at for his safety.
As of now, the case is pending prosecution. Steinberg said it might be the next couple of weeks before the case file is done and sent off to court.
No updates or arrests have been made in the second shooting, which claimed the life of 18-year-old Jayla Alexander. Steinberg said investigators have been following leads and talking to additional witnesses.
Evidence, such as the shell casing and others from the scene at the 800 block of 12th Avenue S.E., is waiting for processing and verification.
It has been described as a “drive-by” shooting.
Colquitt County Coroner C. Verlyn Brock said Alexander’s autopsy hasn’t come back yet; there’s no expected date on its return either. The autopsy will be conducted by the GBI and its subsequent report will return once their investigation reports are turned in.
Anyone with information can call the GBI at 229-225-4090, the MPD at 229-985-3131 or CCSO at 229-616-7430.