Bibb deputies investigating south Macon homicide

Sheriff David Davis is interviewed by Claire Davis on the shooting of a Macon man in south Macon Wednesday night.

UPDATE 7/22/15 4:53pm: A man was killed Tuesday night in south Macon. The Bibb Sheriff's Office says 29 year-old Javoris Butler was shot at Pendleton Homes just before midnight.

Deputies say Butler was standing outside with friends when he was shot. According to an incident report from the Sheriff's office, witnesses say they heard a couple of shots, saw a man dressed in white with a white bandanna around his face and a green hat on. Witnesses say after that, they saw him run from the scene.

Butler was taken to Medical Center Navicent Health where he died. 13 WMAZ's Claire Davis spoke with one neighbor, Jacquelyn Murphy, who says she's shocked that something like this happened right outside her door.

"It's terrifying, it's terrifying. These are my grand babies. Bullets don't have no names to it. Suppose it had have came in and hit one of them. That's terrifying," said Murphy.

Sheriff David Davis says when deputies arrived they saw Butler laying outside on the ground.

"We have some promising leads in this as far as motives. We're looking at the leads that we're following to determine whatever motives there might have been," he said. "There was some good bit of money left around the victim, so we don't know if that might have precipitated what happened here."

Butler's mother declined to go on camera but says her son was a great man and father and will be missed.

Sheriff Davis says there are no suspects, but some promising leads. He's urging anyone with information on the case to call the Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500.


A man was killed Tuesday night in south Macon.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Javoris Butler, of Macon, was shot at 3401 Houston Avenue, at Pendleton Homes.

Deputies say Butler was standing outside with friends, when someone shot him. He was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health where he died just before midnight.

According to the incident report, witnesses told deputies they heard a couple of shots, looked out the door and saw a black man wearing all white, a white bandanna around his face and a green hat run away from the scene.

Sheriff David Davis said when deputies arrived, there was money left around the victim. Deputies are following up on some promising leads and motives. They're trying to reconstruct the events that occurred and interviewing witnesses to determine what happened. There aren't any potential suspects at this time.

Deputies are still interviewing witnesses and trying to gather information. If you know anything about this shooting, you're asked to call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.


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