One teen arrested in connection to shooting incident at Sixth and Chestnut; police looking for two more teens

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Chaeto Nichols | Photo courtesy of Quincy Police Department

QUINCY — A Quincy man was arrested Wednesday afternoon and is in the Adams County Jail in connection to a Tuesday afternoon shooting in the area of Sixth and Chestnut.

Officers with the Quincy Police Department responded to the area of 6th and Chestnut at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 for a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they checked for injuries but found none. Officers secured the scene, and detectives were called to assist with the investigation. Interviews were conducted, and numerous pieces of evidence were collected.

Initial witness information indicated people in two vehicles were exchanging gunfire — one person was shooting through the sunroof of one of the vehicles — while traveling north on Sixth Street from Chestnut. Evidence found at the scene appears to confirm that information. Investigators estimate more than 30 rounds were fired during the incident from at least two firearms (handguns).

Detectives identified three suspects, two adults and one juvenile, involved in this shooting. Warrants for the charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm have been issued for each suspect. 

Chaeto D. Nichols, 18, of Quincy was arrested Wednesday afternoon near Ninth and Lind. He is lodged in the Adams County Jail on a $500,000.00 bond.

Cayden R. Smith, 18, a white male from Quincy, and a 16-year-old black male from Quincy are wanted by police. These individuals should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts are asked to contact the Quincy Police Department (217-228-4470) or Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers (217-228- 4474) on through their app or website.

Asked if the three suspects were involved in three shooting incidents that happened in a two-hour span on Saturday, Oct. 30, Adam Yates, chief of the Quincy Police Department, said, “That is still under investigation.”

The Quincy Police Department thanks the community members who assisted with information during the investigation.

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