Bibb County coroner wants to decrease the homicide rate

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – In 2014, 15 people were murdered in Bibb County. Coroner Leon Jones says homicides have decreased from a year ago, but he wants to prevent more people from being killed in 2015.

He says the year began with two homicides on February 22.  Bridgette Flowers, 37, was killed when her estranged husband shot her in the face. The fatal shooting happened on Maynard Street In Macon.  On that same day, 15-year-old Damion Clayton’s body was discovered on an Anthony Road baseball field.

“It’s wrong. Homicide is wrong. Any homicide is one too many as far as I am concerned,” expresses Jones.

Last month, a triple homicide at Wings Cafe in Macon left the veteran coroner of 24 years wanting justice to be served. Five people are facing murder charges in the case.

Jones tells 41NBC he wants the community to come together and develop a strategy to combat violence.

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