Warner Robins man charged with shooting property manager

Shots fired at Warner Robins apartment

A man is in custody after allegedly shooting the manager of his apartment complex.

According to the Warner Robins Police Department, it happened around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 300-block of Texas Avenue.

Officers say the manager of Northside Garden Apartments, 41-year-old Wendy Robinson, suffered several gunshots to the abdomen.

They say they've arrested the shooter, Lawrence Northcutt, age 71. He's charged with aggravated assault.

Nicole Butler spoke with people in the apartment complex about what they saw.

Terence McGhee, a maintenance worker at Northside Garden Apartment, says he was on the phone with the manager just moments before she was shot.

"Right after she hung up the phone, it wasn't even five minutes, we heard four loud shots -- boom, boom, boom," McGhee says.

 Rushing to the office, he says he found the manager injured and tried to help.

"She was shot right here, here, and here. She was bleeding right here, that's where I applied pressure and tried to stop the bleeding," McGhee says, pointing to spots on his body where the victim was shot.

Before long, residents like Dartez Walker started coming out of their homes to check out where the shots were coming from.

Walker lives just a few doors down from the suspect and recalls some problems between the manager and the suspect.

"I guess they had past altercations or whatever and she pushed him the wrong way. He's usually a quiet dude, really reserved, he never really messes with nobody," Walker says.

 But Walker said the man's reaction made him believe the shooter wasn't in his right mind.

"After he did it, it's like he had no remorse. After he shot her or whatever, he was just like, 'I scared her, didn't I? I scared her, didn't I?' and he was laughing," he says.

 Walker says he plans to move out within the week, saying he can't live in that environment any longer.

"Ain't nobody safe, you know, what I'm saying? If the rent lady is getting shot, then ain't nobody safe," he says.

According to police, Robinson is in stable condition after surgery at the Medical Center, Navicent Health.

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

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