Quincy teen believed to be connected to Sixth and Chestnut shooting turns himself into police

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Cayden Smith | Photo courtesy of Quincy Police Department

QUINCY — A second Quincy man believed to be connected to a Tuesday afternoon shooting in the area of Sixth and Chestnut turned himself in at the Quincy Police Department around midnight Wednesday.

Cayden R. Smith, 18, was arrested for a warrant for aggravated discharge of a firearm and was lodged in the Adams County Jail. Smith is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Another man believed to be involved in the shooting, 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.

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. 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).

A 16-year-old black male from Quincy is still wanted by police. He 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.

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