Teenager charged in shooting 25-year-old man

A Richmond County teenager was charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of a 25-year-old man earlier this month.

Dominique Nathaniel Cody, 18, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Roger Allen Tyler, 25, was shot by Cody during a fight in the driveway of 3718 Vera Drive about 1 p.m. Feb. 9, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

Cody confronted Tyler and Travis Williams when they arrived at the Vera Drive House, according to the report. Cody began to fight Tyler and another man, Zaxurary Chaulker, came out of the house and began fighting with Williams, the report said.

In an attempt to stop the fight, Cody pulled a gun and fired a shot into the ground, according to the report.

He fired a second shot, which hit Tyler in the shoulder. Cody dropped the gun, Chaulker picked it up, pointed it in Williams’ face and threatened to kill him, the report said.

Once deputies arrived, Cody admitted the gun was his and told them where he hid it, the report said.

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