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18-year-old shot, killed on Napier Avenue identified

Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley identified the man shot as 18-year-old Shamarian Chatfield.

MACON, Ga. — UPDATE, 11 p.m.:

An 18-year-old is dead after a shooting at 3102 Napier Avenue in Macon.

Witness Nikki Sanders says she heard several shots fired at the Neighborhood Grocery, a Marathon gas station.

"I didn't see what kind of car pulled up or I didn't see who was in the car, but I just know they pulled up and started shooting, no questions asked," Sanders said.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says they received a call about a person down around 5:17 p.m. Tuesday.

"We have a young man that was at this business, apparently to purchase gas, and another vehicle pulled through occupied by several Black males, and they opened fire on him and he was hit at least one time," said Col. Henderson Carswell with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley identified the man shot as 18-year-old Shamarian Chatfield.

He died at the hospital.

"At this point, we don't know if it's gang-related, if it's a retaliation, or if he was targeted. We just know that it's unfortunate that this 18-year-old male is dead," Miley said.

Chatfield's death marks the county's 43rd homicide of the year and the fourth since Friday.

It's a spike Miley doesn't want to see.

"We've probably seen 2-3 shootings a day in the past few days. I hope this is not an indication of a trend. I hope that this will not lead us into a violent holiday season," said Miley.

Sanders agrees," They need to stop this violence, they need to stop it. Too many young people are dying too soon. Please, stop the violence."