UPDATE: Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones released the name of a Macon teen shot to death Thursday morning.

He is Javon Sherman, 16.

Sherman's cousin, Maurice Wyman of Macon, told 13WMAZ that the teen moved here recently from Charlotte, N.C. He was staying with relative here because he was having problems there, Wyman said adding that he thought his cousin was doing much better since moving to Macon.

Wyman said Sherman was shot through the arm and chest.

No arrests have been made.



A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in Macon early Thursday morning. Investigators are still trying to figure out what happened.

"Shortly before 8:00, deputies received a call of a person down. Then they responded here to Beech and Pio Nono Avenue,” says Sergeant Linda Howard with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

She says he was found just in front of the old Winship Elementary School there on Pio Nono and Beech Avenue.

"They found a young black male unresponsive. They discovered that he was shot. He was transported to a hospital where he later passed away,” says Howard.

She says people passing by called when they found him lying there in front of the building.

"They just happened to be passing by and saw him lying there and they went to check on him and discovered that was unresponsive. They didn't know he'd been shot at that time,” explains Howard.

He later died at Medical Center Navicent Health. Bibb Coroner, Leon Jones, says the 16-year-old's name was Javon Sherman. His family gave WMAZ a picture of him. But neither them or investigators know exactly what happened.

"We don't know it's still under investigation,” says Howard.

But Sergeant Howard says they found some shell casings at the scene. Sherman's cousin, Maurice Wyman, visited the scene where his cousin was shot Thursday morning. He said Sherman was shot through the arm and the chest.

Wyman told us Javon Sherman went to Central High School and recently moved from Charlotte to stay with family in Macon, but he said he thought Sherman was doing well in his new home. Now, they are just looking to find his killer and bring his cousin justice.

Anybody with information on the case can call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.


Bibb County deputies are investigating a fatal shooting.

County Coroner Leon Jones said the male victim was found at the corner of Beech Avenue and Pio Nono Avenue in Macon -- the site of the former Winship Elementary School.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, later died at a Macon hospital.

The victim's name has not been released.

Jones said the shooting is the year's 22nd homicide.

Bibb County Commissioner Al Tillman posted on Facebook that the child attended Central High School and he was shot while walking to school.

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