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Macon man shot, killed on Rice Place identified

44-year-old James Smith was shot in the chest.

MACON, Ga. — Bibb deputies are investigating after a man was shot and killed in 1200 block of Rice Place Friday.

According to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, the call came in just after 7 p.m. about a person shot in a car. When they made it to the scene, deputies found 44-year-old James Smith with a gunshot wound in his chest. 

Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones says Smith was taken to the Medical Center, Atrium Health Navicent where he later died.

No other information is available at this time.

This case is still under investigation. If you have any information, you can call the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.


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