Three additional teens arrested in Valdosta murder case

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By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 8, 2017

Homicide victim Sedric Williams, 21.

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) – The Valdosta Police Department says three more teenagers have been arrested in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Sedric Williams.

Williams was found shot to death inside of a crashed vehicle at the Arbor Trace Apartments on October 30.

18-year-old Quenton McGee was arrested the following day, but police continued the investigation, believing other subjects were involved.

On Monday, VPD detectives received a tip about the possible identity of the other subjects. Detectives conducted interviews on Monday and Tuesday, which connected three juveniles to the homicide.

A 16-year-old and 14-year-old were taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with felony murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

The third juvenile, a 15-year-old, was brought to the police department on Wednesday morning by his parents. He is charged with armed robbery.

All three juveniles have been turned over to The Department of Juvenile Justice.

Authorities have not released the teens' identities.

VPD Commander Leslie Manahan said, "This was excellent work by detectives to continue to work this case with little information, to ensure that all offenders were held accountable for their actions. It is tragic that so many young lives have been affected by such an horrific crime, that was senseless."


By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 31, 2017

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Everything seemed normal at the Arbor Trace Apartments Tuesday.

But after the news broke of a murder at the complex Monday night, the feeling is anything but normal. The incident has local residents living in fear.

"At some point in time, when will it stop?" says Princess Henton.

For the last five years, she's lived within walking distance of the apartment complex. She's not saying where, citing safety concerns, but plans to move out.

"Selling drugs, people doing drugs, stuff like that," says Henton.

She remembers a much different time, when the area was quiet and peaceful.

Henton says she heard the loud gunshots coming from the complex Monday night.

"I always knock on doors where I live at. I'll say cut your back light on and stuff like that to make sure my neighbors are safe," says Henton.

She says she's done feeling trapped in the place she's called home.

Henton agrees with police that nothing good comes from a murder.

"He's facing a murder charge, so I've lost two people here," says Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress.

"You're taking away from your family and your taking away from the other family because one is going in the grave and the other one is going to jail," says Henton.

Both, showing that the entire community is feeling the impact.


By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 31, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The suspect in a deadly Monday night shooting in Valdosta has turned himself in.

The Valdosta Police Department says 18-year-old Quenton McGee turned himself in to the Lowndes County Jail on Tuesday afternoon.

McGee is facing felony homicide charges for the murder of 21-year-old Sedric Williams.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
October 31, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- One person has died following a shooting at an apartment complex in Valdosta Monday night and police are now searching for the suspect.

According to the Valdosta Police Department, officers responded to the scene at 7:55 p.m. and found a man inside of a crashed vehicle at the Arbor Trace Apartments suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.

The victim, 21-year-old Sedric Williams, was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Detectives and technicians from the Valdosta/Lowndes Regional Crime Lab responded to the scene and were able to locate the driver of the vehicle who had fled the scene.

VPD says an investigation revealed that Williams and the driver, identified as 18-year-old Quenton McGee, went to the complex and an altercation took place. Police say McGee fled the scene at this point and his whereabouts are unknown.

Valdosta Police Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for felony murder for McGee.

VPD Chief Brian Childress said, "This is a tragic situation and my heart goes out to the family of the victim. But I also want to state how proud I am of the officers and detectives of the Valdosta Police Department who have worked tirelessly all night to identify the offender and obtain a murder warrant for this arrest."

McGee is 5'8" tall, 139 pounds, and has brown eyes. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call VPD at 229-293-3132.


Quenton McGee