Johnson County teen hospitalized after shooting, GBI investigating

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WRIGHTSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Eastman Office has been asked to help the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office investigate a shooting.

A GBI news release says it happened just after 6 p.m. Tuesday at 185 Tucker Grove Church Road.

The release said the preliminary investigation revealed 19-year-old Johnquavious Norris shot his girlfriend, 18-year-old Jayla Washington, with a handgun in the bedroom of Norris’ home.

Washington was airlifted to The Medical Center, Navicent Health and is listed in stable condition. Norris says the shooting was accidental.

Norris and 20-year-old Jamar L. Waters were both charged with tampering with evidence and they are both at the Johnson County Jail.

“Additional charges may be forthcoming,” the release said.

If you can help with the active investigation, call the GBI Eastman Office at (478) 374-6988 or the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 864-3941.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!