Prayer vigil held for man shot in backyard

Vigil held for man shot in backyard

Monday night, family and friends gathered to mourn the loss of 32-year-old Rollie Vaughn. 

Vaughn was shot last Thursday in the backyard of his home on Bethune Avenue off of Shurling Drive.

According to Corporal Linda Howard with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, two men pulled up to the home in a red car and walked into the backyard. One of them shot Vaughn.

Friends and family gathered outside the home Monday night for prayers and a balloon release in his honor.

Family friend and pastor Timothy French says says he's praying that the person who shot Vaughn turns himself in.

"We need to come together in our community, and instead of killing one another, we need to come together and love one another in peace and harmony like Christ would want us to do, and that would be much better," says French. 

Family friend Faye Alexander also attended Monday night's vigil and told 13WMAZ that shootings in the East Macon community need to come to an end. 

"This is not a city hall issue. This is not a sheriff department issue. This is a community and society issue. We have got to do better with each other. We're making choices that hurt one another," says Alexander. 

The Bibb County Sheriff's office says the investigation is still ongoing. Vaughn's cousin, Aubrey Patterson, says his family is heartbroken.

"You all put a hole in our heart. If you have any information, please come forward and help us out. You and God will have to deal with it at the end of the day," says Patterson.  

According to Vaughn's sister, the funeral service will be held this Sunday at Saint Peter's Baptist Church in Macon. 


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