Just before 10 p.m. Monday, someone found 49-year-old Ida Ford unconscious, lying at the intersection of Winship Street and Madden Avenue.

"If you see a crime and you don't report it, then just sit there and wait, because your time is coming," says Pitts.

Carlton Pitts, who owns property nearby, says he's tired of seeing gun violence in the neighborhood.

"If it's in your community, it will soon reach you or affect someone who you are close to, so you need to address it," says Pitts.

He says gun violence hit close to home.

"I have had several family members who were lost to gun violence, and a number of people that were actually there and actually involved, they play this hush-up game. It's unfortunate that we view it the way that we view it," says Pitts.


UPDATE 1/9/18 6:20 a.m.:

The victim of Macon's first homicide of 2018 has been identified.

Coroner Leon Jones says she was 49-year-old Ida Mae Ford. He said she lived right down the street from where she was shot.


Police are trying to determine the identity of a woman who was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds Monday night.

According to Bibb County Coroner Chief Leon Jones, a driver found the woman lying on the road at Madden and Winship Street.

The woman had her cell phone but no identification on her.

Jones said this is the county's first homicide of 2018.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500.