Bond denied for two accused in Wednesday shooting death | News
A magistrate judge denied bond Friday for two murder suspects accused of shooting a Macon teen late Wednesday.
Micki Antonio Brown Jr., 20, and Lantonio Rodriques Hill, 25, both of Macon, are accused of shooting Majesty Jaques Conover, 19, at Colonial Terrace Apartments on Houston Avenue.
Brown was arrested Thursday morning on Montpelier Avenue and Hill was arrested Friday near Vineville Avenue, according to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release.
Before he was shot, two men were seen arguing with Conover, the news release states.
The men were seen leaving the area in a newer model dark-colored Honda.
Arrests warrants for the two suspects claim that Hill stood by while Brown shot Conover, possibly with a 9-mm handgun, while the victim was lying on the ground.
The warrant says Conover was unarmed.
The killing is the fourth homicide in Macon in the past week.
Four homicides in a week, Sheriff concerned
Sheriff David Davis says even one homicide is concerning, let alone four. "But at this same time last year, by this time last year, we already had 12 homicides, whereas compared to this year, we've had nine so far. So we're a little bit behind where we were last year. But when you have four in a week, it causes us some concern, it causes my investigators to really have to work and hustle," said Davis.
Davis says during the summertime the number of emergency calls generally goes up. "The more time that people spend together, socializing, recreating, that sort of thing, there's always a potential for conflict. And it's the way that they settle the conflict is what gets them afoul of the law," said Davis. "But the more serious crimes and things like that it kind of just ebbs and flows."
Tactically he said during the summer more deputies are being placed downtown because of its growing popularity.
To help quell some of the violence, Davis said it's important to mentor youth. "We do all we can, we're in the schools, we're having CHAMPS camps every week this summer, or every week this month to try to reach the youth," said Davis.
Champs stands for Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety.
To help investigators solve these crimes Davis said they need people to come forward and share what they know.
If you information on a crime, you can call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-crime.