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Bibb deputies arrest man in Pleasant Hill neighborhood shooting that killed 1, hurt 1

24-year-old Khalil Malik Raines is charged with murder.

MACON, Ga. — Bibb deputies have charged a man with murder after a shooting in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

According to Bibb Coroner Leon Jones, it happened around 4:15 p.m. in the 300-block of Grier Street.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Shawn Watts Jr., and Jones says his family has been notified.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says a second man, 18-year-old Cleveland Raines was also shot, and he's listed in stable condition at the Medical Center, Atrium Health Navicent.

"We don't know what turned the tide or caused it to be a gathering of folks turned into violence. But unfortunately, that's what did happen. We've lost a life because of it," Davis said.

For nearly two hours Tuesday night, a Georgia State Patrol helicopter circled the Pleasant Hill neighborhood looking for three persons of interest who investigators say ran from the scene when deputies arrived.

24-year-old Khalil Raines was taken in for questioning after he dropped his brother, Cleveland, off at the hospital.

After being interviewed, Raines was arrested and taken to the Bibb County jail where he is charged with murder. There is no bond.

It was just last month that investigators were on Grier Street investigating a different homicide scene.

On October 8, the sheriff's office says two men were shot on the road. 21-year-old Aquanis Howard died after going to the hospital. 26-year-old Jeremy Bebee was found dead inside a car on Grier Street.

Investigators believe there was some type of party in the neighborhood before that shooting.

Sheriff Davis says Grier Street will be an area of focus for patrol given the increase in criminal activity and the recent shootings on the short road.

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


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