Suspect arrested in connection to a Valdosta shooting that left 3 injured, 1 critically

A report says two guns were also found near the victims.
A report says two guns were also found near the victims.(Source: Pixabay)
Published: May. 22, 2023 at 4:24 PM EDT|Updated: May. 26, 2023 at 1:51 PM EDT
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VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - A suspect has been arrested after a shooting that injured three people on Friday, May 19.

Around 9:30 p.m., Valdosta police responded to the 2400 block of Knox Drive after residents reported gunshots in the area, with one reporting a person had been shot.

Police say they found a 21-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. As officers were helping him, two other male victims, 19 and 28 years old respectively, were also found nearby with gunshot wounds to their lower bodies, per Valdosta police.

19-year-old Jeremiah Elijah Scott, aka “Bang Out,” was arrested on Friday, May 26, at around 4 a.m. after police said an investigation pointed to him being involved in the incident.

He was taken to the Lowndes County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated battery and two counts of possession of a firearm during a felony.

The 21-year-old victim that was taken to a Florida hospital after the shooting remains in critical but stable condition, VPD confirmed.

VPD initially believed that there were at least two shooters during the incident, however, police have not said if they are actively searching for another suspect.

Officials said that the investigation is still ongoing.

If anyone has any information on the shooting, they are asked to call the VPD Bureau of Investigations at (229) 293-3145 or the crime tip line at (229) 293-3091.