BLAKELY, Ga. (WDHN) — A shooting into an occupied vehicle in Blakely sent a teenager to the hospital, but police say they believe the teenager wasn’t the intended victim.
Jaquantavious Foster is behind bars after police say Foster shot at a minor Monday night, while the minor was driving his vehicle.
Police say Foster shot into the vehicle on Malone Road in Blakely. A bullet hit the teen in the leg. He was treated Monday night and released from the LifeBrite hospital in Early County.
“They would have known each other, but it’s possible the minor that was injured was not the intended victim,” Blakely Police Chief Will Caudill said.
After the incident, police say they later found the victim’s vehicle at the intersection of Rose Drive and North Main Street in Blakely. In the car, police were able to find evidence of the shooting.
Foster is from Blakely and police say he was eluding arrest after a domestic incident between him and another person Sunday night, where Blakely police took out an arrest warrant for foster on Monday, they were able to arrest him on Tuesday.
“So we believe in a sense that this incident, the shooting incident is related to that incident as well,” Chief Caudill said. “Around 11:30 a.m., we were able to locate him as a passenger in a vehicle. We conducted a traffic stop on that vehicle and took him into custody.”
Police say they have seen an increase in shootings over the past six to eight months, but that this shooting was a little different than the incidents earlier this year
“This one seems to be more domestic in nature in that it looks like the individual had problems with the parties he knew or was familiar with,” Caudill said.
Foster is currently in the Early County Jail, and according to Blakely Police, Foster could be facing additional charges.