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Juvenile charged with murder for deadly Athens gang shooting


X’Zydric Faust

By Joe Johnson

A juvenile has been charged with murder in connection with a gang related shooting earlier this month near the University of Georgia campus.

The shooting targeted a house on Northview Drive, where police said a party was being held. More than 40 rounds reportedly were fired during an exchange of gunfire between occupants of a car and people attending the party.

The arrest on Wednesday of X’Zydric Faust became the fourth arrest to be made for the March 5 shooting that killed 24-year-old Ja’ Vanni McDavid on Northview Drive.

Faust, 16, was taken into custody in Florida's Pinellas County with the assistance of local sheriff’s deputies, according to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. He was charged as an adult.

Previously arrested for murder in connection with McDaniel’s death were Jaden Appling, Glendarius Tate, and Anthony Brown.

Anthony Brown
Jaden Appling
Glendarius Tate

Investigators have identified the four arrested suspects as being affiliated with EBE, also known as the Everybody Eats gang.

The victim reportedly had ties with the group’s rival, the Red Tape Gang, or RTG.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Police asked for anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact Detective Paul Johnson at 762-400-7060 or paul.johnson@accgov.com.

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emccorkle
emccorkle
Apr 02, 2023

When you or one of your love ones is dead, what difference does the age of the perpetrator mean?

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Classic City News
Classic City News
Apr 01, 2023

With those hairstyles maybe their gang should be called the Sideshow Bob gang

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Arthur Crumpton
Arthur Crumpton
Apr 01, 2023
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I thought they were girlies. UGLY girlies, but still girlies

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If the DA has Her Way they will all walk -- that's what she was elected to do -- if you listened to her interviews on TV... -- I will be honest why has the judicial system allowed her to continue making a mockery of the process??

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This is sad asf

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Arthur Crumpton
Arthur Crumpton
Mar 30, 2023

Charged, yes. But convicted? Doubtful!!


And X’Zydric?!! WHO thinks of these STUPID names?!!

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Breadoflife Faiupu
Breadoflife Faiupu
Mar 30, 2023
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I think Xzydric is a new diabetes drug.

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