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Man charged with murder in shooting death at Loaves & Fishes Ministry in downtown Macon

The shooting death is Macon-Bibb County's first homicide of 2022.

MACON, Ga. — A man is dead Tuesday afternoon after a shooting at the Loaves and Fishes Ministry building in downtown Macon.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened just before 2 p.m., and Bibb Coroner Leon Jones says the victim died in the emergency room around 2:37 p.m. from a gunshot wound to the chest.

A man, later identified as 30-year-old John Paul Sewell, was taken from the scene by investigators to be interviewed. He was then charged with murder and aggravated assault. He is being held without bond.

The victim was identified by Jones as 45-year-old Carlos Gordon.

The fatal shooting is Macon-Bibb County's first homicide of 2022.

According to their website, the Loaves & Fishes Ministry serves homeless, impoverished, and marginalized communities in Central Georgia.

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