Fifth Arrest Made In Shooting Death of Macon Teen

Deputies arrested 19-year-old Cortavius Ates in connection to the murder of 16-year-old Kendrick Davis.

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MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office made a fifth arrest in connection to the murder of 16-year-old Kendrick Davis. The teen was shot and killed the night of October 30th while walking at the corner of Warpath Road and Manson Road.

Deputies arrested 19-year-old Cortavius Ates around 11:55a.m. A Crime Stoppers tip helped law enforcement authorities locate Ates at a home on Cochran Avenue, in east Macon.

Ates is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charge of murder. He also has a separate charge in connection to a personal armed robbery on October 13, 2018, in east Macon.

Others charged in the murder of Davis include16-year-old Eric Bowden, 19-year-old Damarkis Hammonds 18-year-old Jamon Jackson and 16-year-old Troy Jackson.

This incident is still currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500, or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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