UPDATE: Waverly Pointe Apartments stabbing victim identified as a runaway

The 16-year-old who was stabbed and killed has been identified as Gregory Smith, a runaway from a children's home in Macon.
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Photo: Bibb County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE (3/23) –  The 16-year-old who was stabbed and killed has been identified as Gregory Smith, a runaway from a children’s home in Macon.

According to the incident report from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses report the group the victim was a part of began receiving messages through Instagram from Rashada–the suspect– earlier in the day telling them: “Pull up, I got something for you.” When the group confronted Rashada, she stated she wanted to fight Smith and had something in her grip at her waistband. Smith said he’d fight her if she dropped the weapon, and that’s when Rashada lunged at Smith, stabbing him once in the chest with a knife.

The group then helped take Smith to the Piedmont Northside Emergency room, where it was determined Smith was a 2022 runaway from the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home (in Macon). Investigators also found out Smith had a valid warrant through Houston County.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A 16-year-old boy is dead after being stabbed in the chest during an altercation Wednesday afternoon.

It happened just after 2 p.m. at Waverly Pointe Apartments, located at 624 Forest Hill Road, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

A private vehicle took the 16-year-old to Piedmont Macon North. He was pronounced dead there.

17-year-old Zanari Rashada was detained before being questioned. She was later taken to the Bibb County Jail and charged with murder. Rashada, who also had a warrant out of Lamar County, is being held without bond.

The investigation is underway.

Call the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751 -7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME if you have additional information.

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