Final suspect, 18, in custody in shooting that wounded 13-year-old girl

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Teenager is 1 of 5 youths charged in the shooting

MACON — A fifth teenager surrendered to police late last week after a September shooting that wounded a 13-year-old girl.

Ricky Tyron Brown III turned himself over to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Brown is being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond, charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

A 17-year-old, Antonio Jackson, turned himself in last month. He has been held without bail on aggravated assault and attempted murder charges.

ExploreFrom September: 14-year-old among 3 charged in shooting that injured 13-year-old

Deputies earlier arrested two 18-year-old men and a 14-year-old girl in connection with the fight, charging each with aggravated assault.

Investigators said the 14-year-old girl shouted for the men to shoot after she went to an apartment, located in the 3300 block of Sherry Drive, and got in a fight with Li’Princess Hall. The 13-year-old was shot in the back but has been released from the hospital and is recovering.

Ja’quez Deshun Brown and Rodricko Desie Balkcom Jr. remain jailed without bail on aggravated assault charges.

It's unclear if any of the three men have lawyers to speak for them.

The 14-year-old girl was taken to the Macon R.Y.D.C. and charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information on the shooting can contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

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