Two arrested in home invasion

Two men were arrested early this morning following a home invasion in which one of the suspects accidentally shot himself Tuesday night.

Gustave Antione Taylor, 18, and Marqueis Demarcus Hall, 18, both of the 2100 block of Cook Road, each face armed robbery and burglary charges, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigator Kendall Brown. Mr. Taylor is also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

A group of men were hanging out outside a home on Leeway Landing when two men came from a wooded area and ordered the victims into the house. They stole a TV, a videogame system and several other items then fled back into the woods. A short time later, deputies responded to Cook Road where Mr. Taylor had accidentally shot himself in the thigh while trying to put the weapon back into his waistband. Deputies located the TV and other stolen items with the two suspects.

Mr. Taylor was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital for treatment but has since been released to the sheriff’s department. A third suspect, Antonio Cantrell Clark, 16, also of Cook Road, is wanted in the case on armed robbery charges.

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