BCSO takes ‘Walk for Safety’ to neighborhood of latest homicide

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Investigator’s with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office are still looking for suspects in the death of Jayvon Sherman. They took to the streets to get some of their questions answered.

The choice to hold Thursday’s Walk for Safety down Beech Avenue and surrounding areas was no coincidence.

“This is the location of our most recent homicide where Jayvon Sherman passed away last week,” said Sheriff David Davis.

Still in search of answers in the Sherman case, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office was hoping to find clues of what happened with the help of community members.

“Crime is all over the city, people complain about it, but it’s the people who know what’s going on in their communities,” said resident John Leslie.

They took time to see and survey the area and asked what residents wanted to see improve.

“If we happen to run across an overgrown lot or some blight we’ll have our inmate work crews deal with that if need be,” said Davis.

But for deputies and Sheriff Davis, that walk around the block was also a chance to connect.

“That’s what it’s all about–making that connection with the community, making that connection with the citizens and especially with the young people we love making that connection with the kids,” he continued.

Community member John Leslie says making those connections is how you build relationships with community.

“This was to kind of soften and open up the relationship to see that we’re not afraid and you shouldn’t be afraid of us,” he said.

Their questions may not have all been answered, but taking their walk for safety to Beech Avenue was a steps in the right direction.

Deputies are urging anyone with information related to Sherman’s death to come forward. You can contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME for anonymous tips.

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