VPD Arrest 2 for February 26th Shooting Incidents
By Carol A. Gasser Moore
VALDOSTA, Georgia – On March 3, Omar White (17) became the second of two (2) people to be charged and arrested for aggravated assault (felony), aggravated battery (felony), and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime (felony). February 28th, Zontavious Sipplen (20) was arrested and charged with two (2) counts of aggravated assault (felony), aggravated battery (felony), and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime (felony).
The arrests were the result of two (2) February 26th shooting incidents. On that Sunday, between approximately 12:18 and 12:20 in the morning, Valdosta Police Department (VPD) Officers responded to two (2) separate shootings. Officers first responded to the 400 block of East Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, after receiving information that a subject had been shot. The victim in the first shooting, a 16-year-old male, had been transported by a friend to South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC). While officers were responding to the first incident, the E911 center received a call about two (2) subjects being shot in the 2500 block of Bemiss Road (near Northside Drive).
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