When and why are teens committing crimes?

On Villa Avenue, things are fairly quiet outside Will Ferrier’s home.

“I grew up where you never locked your door. You could leave your keys in your car,” he said.

But that place wasn’t in Macon.

“You didn’t ignore the person next door. You said, ‘Hi, how are you doing this morning,’” he said.

Before moving to west Macon, Ferrier lived in the Bloomfield area for more than a decade. It’s now a neighborhood that reported dozens of aggravated assaults, homicides and robberies when we mapped out violent crime across Macon-Bibb in 2018.

“It used to be really bad. Shoes up on the wires, kids running down the street in the middle of the night, and I had two boys shot in front of my house,” said Ferrier.

He’s seen children of all ages do all sorts of bad things around town, and ‘back in the day,’ Quentin Johnson may have been one of those kids.

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