JONESBORO — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the Jonesboro teenager shot and killed by Clayton County police Wednesday during a residential burglary.
GBI spokesman John Bankhead said Trevion Davis, 13, of Jonesboro died late Wednesday afternoon. An autopsy was conducted at the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office. The results will be turned over to the Clayton District Attorney’s Office, which is standard procedure, said Bankhead.
Thin details about the incident were released Wednesday by the Clayton County police. Officer James Whitman said police responded to a burglary in progress on Bonanza Church Road.
“Upon arrival, multiple suspects were exiting the house, at which time the officers made contact with one of the suspects, who was armed,” said Whitman. “The suspect was subsequently shot and was transported to the hospital.”
A law enforcement witness at the scene, who cannot be identified because he is not authorized to discuss the case, said the teen was armed with a BB gun.
Davis was reportedly with two others, one of whom fled the scene. However, Jamar Ladann Odom, 19, of Jonesboro was arrested.
Odom made his first appearance in Clayton Magistrate Court Thursday afternoon. Chief Magistrate Daphne Walker set Odom’s bond for $25,000 for burglary and $2,000 for obstruction of an officer.
Walker ordered Odom, who lives in the same neighborhood where the burglary took place, to stay away from the home and its resident. When Walker identified the burglary victim by name, Odom appeared confused.
“You said I gotta stay away from who? Who’s that?” he said.
When Walker told him it was the name of the resident, he just shrugged.
She appointed him a public defender and Odom told her he is unsure if he can make bond. Unless he is released, Odom will be back in court July 5 for a preliminary hearing.
Walker read parts of the arrest warrant in open court. Police said Odom admitted he and unidentified others went to the home with the intent to burglarize it. There was no mention of Davis during the brief hearing.
Whitman deferred all questions about the case to the GBI.
This is the third officer-involved shooting by Clayton County police in 11 days. On June 16, Clayton police Sgt. Tracy Jakes said officers shot a domestic violence suspect who held off police for several hours inside a unit at Sandlewood Apartments on Mount Zion Road. Jakes said the man, later identified as Marcus Bell, 26, assaulted a female at the residence before retreating into the apartment.
Jakes said officers tried without success to make contact with Bell.
While he was barricaded inside the unit, officers discovered Bell had outstanding warrants from DeKalb County. They then secured warrants for his arrest for the most recent alleged assault, she said.
Two hours later, police entered the unit and shots were fired when they encountered the suspect, said Jakes. No officers were injured, she said.
Five days later, an officer shot and killed a suspect during a traffic stop at night, said spokeswoman Officer Charlene Watson-Fraser. The suspect shot the driver of the car he was riding in before being shot himself. Watson-Fraser said the driver is being treated for his wounds at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
Watson-Fraser declined to release either man’s names, citing notification of the next of kin. She said the dead man had outstanding warrants but she did not know the details. The shooting happened after he and the driver were asked to exit the car.
“The officer asked the suspect to step out of the car and he tried to place him into custody,” she said. “The suspect fought with the officer around the waist, pulled out a gun and started shooting. The suspect shot the driver. One of the other officers shot the suspect.”
Two other occupants of the car were detained but Watson-Fraser said she didn’t know if they were arrested or charged. One other occupant fled the scene. At least one officer suffered minor injuries in the scuffle with the suspect, she said.