Homeowner Charged After Teen Killed At Party
CONYERS, Ga. — A Conyers homeowner was charged on Monday after a teenager was shot and killed during a party at his house over the weekend.The homeowner, Javoy Jones, was in court Monday and was charged with keeping a disorderly house. He was granted a $1,000 bond.
The charges come after an Atlanta-area teenager was killed at a house party. An 18-year-old was fatally shot and two other teens were injured in a shooting that happened early Sunday in Conyers.Investigators said they believe an out-of-control party led to the death of a teenager during a triple shooting in Conyers.Police said they were waiting for ballistics results on Monday to determine how to charge two teenagers who were arrested after the shootings.
Channel 2 Action News reporter George Howell spoke to the victim’s family, who said the death of their loved one is the second time they’ve suffered a tragic loss.Sandra Mapp said for the second time in less than two years, she is forced to deal with a senseless death.
“This is the second time I lost a child. It just doesn’t make sense,” said Mapp.Mapp’s son, 18-year-old Dequavious Mapp, died Sunday from gunfire that erupted at a house party. She said her oldest son was killed 18 months ago in DeKalb County.Police said there were two parties happening at a home in Conyers on Saturday night. Hundreds of people were there, and police said the parties got out of control.Police said two cliques got into an argument and shots rang out.“He was actually trying to run out the door. And as he was running, that’s when he got shot in the chest,” said Mapp’s sister, Shan Mapp.
Police arrested two teenagers – Tevin Williams and James Edwards, both 17 years old. Police said both admitted to firing their guns.“Neither had knowledge if their firearm was the one that shot the gentleman. We have recovered both firearms. The one Tevin Williams had we have confirmed was stolen,” said Lt. Jackie Dunn of the Conyers Police Department.Both teens were in court Monday and were charged with possession of a firearm by a person under 17 and discharging a firearm into a group of people. They were not granted bond.