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Man Found Shot to Death at West Macon Diner

Gunfire erupted at the Waffle House at 4731 Chambers Road in west Macon overnight.

Macon police found a man shot in the face in the parking lot. 

Christopher Crowder, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene by coroner Leon Jones.

Two others were wounded by gunfire and taken to the Medical Center. A 19-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet on her back and a 20-year-old man was shot in the buttocks.

Macon police said they have made no arrests and ask anyone with information about the shootings to call police or Macon Crimestoppers.

Jones says the front door and the window were shot out and he saw spent bullet casings on Chambers Road.

The restaurant is located off Eisenhower Parkway, across Interstate 475 from Macon State College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Person Arrested for Hitting Woman with Car

A woman was arrested Saturday after Macon police say she struck another woman with her car and then left.

Officers say this case started with an argument earlier in the day. 

They found Velma Marie Braswell after a lookout was issued for her green Toyota Camry.

A police statement says the victim is a 27-year-old who hurt her ankle and her abdomen area.

Braswell was taken to the Bibb County jail, where her bond was set at $7,900. 

Police Still Seeking Witnesses in Gas-Station Shooting

Macon police say they're still looking for witnesses to Tuesday's fatal shooting at an east Macon gas station.

They've  also released surveillance camera photos from the store, taken around the time of the shooting, around 1 p.m.

They're asking anyone who can identify people in those pictures, or the vehicles pictured there, to also call them.

They're looking specifically for these people:

1. The driver and passenger in a burgundy vehicle that stopped and rendered aid

2. The white male dressed in a dark, short-sleeve shirt and light pants, seen walking in the center right of photo #1

3. The passenger in the white pick-up truck with yellow stripes pulling a trailer. He is a black male wearing a cap and short-sleeve shirt, seen walking near the left center of photo #2.

4. The driver of the white pick-up truck with yellow stripes pulling a trailer

13WMAZ Employee Recalls Gas Station Shooting Scene

13WMAZ's Production Manager Barbara Temple was in the parking lot near the east Macon gas station as Linda Hunnicutt was shot.

Temple says she saw people trying to help Hunnicutt, who died from a gunshot to the chest.

Witnesses and police say 73-year old Frank Louis Reeves shot Hunnicutt. They were arguing after Reeves's motorized wheelchair hit Hunnicutt's car.

Reeves is now charged with felony murder.

Temple saw a woman asking Reeves why he had shot Hunnicutt, and says Reeves remained in his wheelchair next to the car.

After overhearing that he had shot Hunnicutt, Temple says she told a police officer that he may still have the weapon.

She said several officers drew their weapons, searched Reeves and took the 38-caliber revolver from him.

Attorney: Reeves Has Remorse About Shooting

The attorney for the man accused of shooting and killing a woman at Murphy's Express on Gray Highway told 13WMAZ that her client is remorseful.

In a text message from Frank Reeves' lawyer, Veronica Brinson said that Reeves and his family are "trying to cope with the incident."

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The 73-year old veteran has been charged with felony murder in connection with the death of 65-year old Linda Hunnicutt of Jones County.

On Tuesday, Hunnicutt was shot once in the chest with a .38 caliber revolver and died an hour later in a local hospital.

Gas Station Shooting Victim's Family Speaks Out

The family of the woman shot and killed at Murphy's Express on Gray Highway Tuesday, gathered to remember her Wednesday night.

They say the Linda Hunnicutt they knew doesn't match reports of the 65-year-old who confronted 73-year-old Frank Reeves in his motorized wheel chair before he allegedly shot her in the chest.

In the accompanying video family members describe the mother, wife, and sister they knew.

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Mini Foods Robbed in Macon

Just after 7:30 Wednesday night, officers responded to a robbery at the Mini Foods at 4865 Houston Road in Macon.  

Police say the clerk was sweeping when she heard the doorbell and was grabbed by an unknown man who gestured as if he had a gun in his pocket.

He told the clerk to lay on the floor, took an undisclosed amount of money from the register and fled. It is unknown in which direction he went, or if it was by vehicle or on foot.

The suspect is described as approximately 5'8 with a stocky build.  He was wearing a red hooded jacket, blue jeans, and a black ski mask.  

Those with information about this robbery are urged to call the Macon Police Department at 751-7500 or Crimestoppers at 1-877-68 Crime.