Dougherty County Police Seek 19-Year-Old Shylicia Johnson for Alleged Role in Shooting

March 6, 2024
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🚨 The Gist: Shylicia Johnson, 19, is now wanted by Dougherty County Police for her involvement in a February 16 shooting in Albany.

📰 The Details: Initially deemed a witness, Johnson faces charges including Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Battery following the incident on S.E. Rosewood Drive. The Dougherty County Police have revised her status to suspect and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

🔢 By The Numbers:

  • 1 alleged shooting incident
  • 3 charges filed against Johnson

🌐 The Big Picture: Gun violence in small communities reflects a broader national issue, with Albany experiencing its share of these tragic events. The community’s cooperation is vital in addressing and preventing such incidents.

🤔 Why It Matters: Public assistance in locating Johnson can help ensure justice and possibly prevent further violence. Community engagement is critical in solving and deterring crime.

📞 What You Can Do: If you have any information on Johnson’s whereabouts, contact the Dougherty County Police at (229) 430-6600, (229) 431-2132, or Crimestoppers at 229-436-TIPS to remain anonymous.

🔍 What’s Next?: Police continue their search for Johnson, emphasizing the community’s role in aiding law enforcement efforts.

👮‍♂️ Gun Crimes in Our Communities: In the ongoing narrative of America’s complex relationship with firearms, statistics tell a tale that’s difficult to ignore. The Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit meticulously tracking gun incidents, lays it out in black and white. Here’s how it stacks up:

  • 2020 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 43,551
    • Gun-related deaths: 19,379
    • Gun-related injuries: 39,707
    • Mass shootings: 612
  • 2019 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 39,707
    • Gun-related deaths: 15,208
    • Gun-related injuries: 29,613
    • Mass shootings: 417

To Be Clear: These aren’t just digits on a page. Each statistic represents a life affected, a community shaken. And what’s more, these numbers tell us that the situation isn’t improving.

💬 Conversation Starter: What measures can be taken to reduce gun violence in Albany?


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