Man shot in neck in east Macon dies

A man who was shot in the neck June 6 in east Macon has died, and the man accused of firing the bullet is now charged with murder. That's according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.

According to the assistant coroner Lonnie Miley, 55-year-old William Ford died Sunday at 12:24 p.m. at Navicent Health, Medical Center after he was shot in the neck two weeks ago.

According to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Ford and a female friend were parked in a car outside of a home on Highland Avenue at the 1200 block.

The release says a man later identified as 38-year-old Andre Lucas, was walking down the street walked up to the car and asked for a cigarette. Ford and the friend said they weren't smokers.

After walking away, Lucas came back to the car, exchanged more words with Ford, brandished a gun and shot Ford in the neck area, the release says. No one else was injured in this incident. Coroner Leon Jones says an autopsy shows the cause of death was a complication of a gunshot wound.

The Sheriff's Office says Lucas is being held at the Bibb County Jail without bond.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this case should call the sheriff's office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.


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