Man arrested after shooting incident

Kahlil Williams

VALDOSTA — A man is in custody following a Saturday shooting incident, according to police.

At about 10:15 a.m., police responded to the 2400 block of Knox Drive on a shooting report, according to a statement issued Monday from the Valdosta Police Department. A man told police he was in a vehicle talking to another person whom he knew when that person suddenly snatched money out of his hand and ran, according to the statement.

When the victim went to the other man's residence to confront him about the money, the other man came out of the house with a handgun; the victim ran as he was being shot at, the statement said.

Officers found the suspect and the handgun in the suspect's home and he was taken into custody without incident, according to the statement. No one was reported injured.

Kahlil Williams, 20, of Valdosta is charged with robbery of an individual — street — strongarmed, aggravated assault non-family member — gun, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, altering ID on a weapon and convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to police reports.

"If you are a victim of a crime, contact your local law enforcement and let them resolve the situation. This will help ensure you are not putting yourself in any unnecessary danger. We greatly appreciate the citizens that came forward and assisted our patrol officers in bringing this case to a quick conclusion,” VPD Lt. Scottie Johns said. 

Terry Richards is senior reporter at The Valdosta Daily Times.

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