MACON, Ga. — A man is dead after being shot in the face in east Macon early Monday morning.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says he got a call about a homicide just after 5 a.m. Monday.
He says a man was found shot in the face in the Fort Hill neighborhood in east Macon.
It happened at the corner of Hawkinsville Avenue and Eastview Avenue.
According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call about several shots fired in the area earlier that morning around 1 a.m., but they did not make contact with anyone firing a gun.
Around 5 a.m., deputies responded to a call about a person down.
Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley says the victim is 29-year-old Dominique Phillips of Macon and he was found in the backyard of a house on Hawkinsville Avenue.
The Bibb County Crime Lab is on the scene investigating.
This is Macon's 28th homicide of the year. The city had 26 in all of last year.
This is a developing story, stick with 13WMAZ for updates.
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