Shooting suspect captured in Grady County


THOMASVILLE — The suspect wanted in a nighttime shooting a week ago was captured Monday night at a Grady County residence.

Local, state and federal lawmen found Derick Davis, 29, 1502 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Thomasville, about 11 p.m.

Davis is charged with aggravated assault in the Crystal Street shooting. Other charges are pending, said Lt. Toby Knifer, Thomasville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division commander.

The shooting victim is in stable condition at Archbold Memorial Hospital.

"The investigation is ongoing," Knifer said. "We have several leads we're following up on."

Soon after police arrived at the Crystal Street shooting, another shooting took place at Villa North apartments.

Initially, police did not know if the two shootings were related.

Knifer said that with TPD officers responding to two shootings at once, police staff was split between the two crime scenes, and more officers were needed.

Assistance was requested from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Thomas County Sheriff's Office.

It was determined the two shootings were not related. Davis was developed as a suspect in the Crystal Street shooting.

The U.S. Marshals Service, the GBI and sheriff's office assisted in the Monday capture of Davis, Knifer said.

"They, along with the community, stepped up and assisted in the investigation from the beginning," he said.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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