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Accused Waffle House Shooter Behind Bars

Murder suspect Ashley De'Mus Brown turned himself in Tuesday morning and is being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

According to Veronica Brinson, a Brown family friend, the 19-year old was urged to give himself up by his grandmother.

Brown was wanted in connection with a shooting outside a southwest Macon Waffle House that left Christopher Crowder dead.

Macon Police indicated that Brown met with investigators before being booked on charges, including felony murder.

The Bibb Inmate Information website also lists charges of probation violation and aggravated assault.    

Families, Witnesses Torn Over Waffle House Shooting

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Witnesses and family members of both the accused and the victim are speaking up about the deadly shooting at a Waffle House in west Macon early Sunday morning.

Christopher Crowder was shot to death at the diner on Chambers Road.

Witnesses say an argument in the parking lot led to a shootout.

And two sisters were in the middle of the confrontation.

"We decided we were going to leave and you hear a guy say, 'Well, I'm about to go get my piece,'" says 18-year-old Katrina Wortherly.

Wortherly and her sister Geneva saw the argument unfold. Geneva said: "My boyfriend overheard them arguing over $20 worth of weed."

Bibb Co. Mother Holds 'Sign of Shame'

When Natasha Freeman, a Bibb County mother, went to court for getting into a fight with someone else's child on a school bus, Judge Howard Simms gave her a choice: Go to jail or wear a sign that reads "I made a fool of myself on a Bibb County school bus."

The 38-year-old chose the sign.

Monday morning, from 7-8:30, she was out on the corner of Irving Avenue and Marion Avenue wearing a hand-made sandwich board. 

She wasn't alone, though the largest crowd was of local media and a few stray dogs. 

Despite the attention it has received, Freeman says this has been a learning experience.

When she's done, she plans to keep the sign as a reminder to keep her hands to herself.

New Photo of Suspected Macon Diner Shooter Released

As their investigation into the fatal shooting at a west Macon diner continues, police have released a second mug shot of the 19-year-old suspect.

The new photo shows Ashley De'Mus Brown with short hair. In the first photo released, his hair is braided back.

Brown is being sought in connection with the shooting early Sunday morning that killed 20-year-old Christopher Crowder and wounded two others outside of the Waffle House on Chambers Road. 

Police say they are still interviewing witnesses and the investigation continues.

Brown has five prior arrests since 2010.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

Check back with 13WMAZ for details as the story develops.

Shooting Suspect's Lawyer: "There Is No Felony Murder"

Veronica Brinson, the attorney representing Frank Reeves, the 73-year-old man accused of fatally shooting 65-year old Linda Hunnicutt at an East Macon gas station, says in her view, Reeves had "absolutely no intent" to kill Hunnicutt.

She said she would seek "reasonable bond" for Reeves at a Superior Court hearing scheduled for December 19.

VIEW: Frank Reeves Arrest Warrant

Brinson sat down with 13WMAZ's Tom George to talk about the case and why she disputes the charge of felony murder. 


Macon Man Shot in Home Invasion

Just before 6 a.m. Sunday, a man was asleep on his couch when two men, dressed all in black, kicked in the front door, according to a news release from Macon police.

The victim told police he was ordered to the ground. He was then shot in the leg with a small caliber pistol. 

Nothing was taken from the apartment at 1716 Crystal Lake Circle, between Chambers Road and Log Cabin Road, the victim says. 

The suspects fled around the backside of the apartment on foot.

This case remains under investigation. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact MPD or Crimestoppers at 751-7500 or 1-877-68-CRIME.

Police Name Suspect in Macon Diner Shooting

Macon Police are looking for 19-year-old Ashley D. Brown in connection with a fatal shooting at the Waffle House on Chambers Road early Sunday morning.

Investigators have signed warrants on Brown for felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault. 

Brown has five previous arrests since 2010.

Around 4 a.m. Sunday, police say gunfire erupted at the Waffle House on Chambers Road in Macon. 

Bibb County coroner Leon Jones told 13WMAZ that 20-year-old Christopher Crowder was shot to death outside the Waffle House on Chambers Road in west Bibb next to I-475, across from Macon State College. 

Crowder's family told 13WMAZ they didn't want to comment but did say they found out about his death around 6 a.m. Sunday.

Two other people were also shot. 

One, a man, remains in the hospital with several gunshot wounds in the pelvic area.