UPDATE: 69-year-old shooting victim identified, suspect in custody

A sheriff's office news release says a 69-year-old man was shot to death inside a home in the 7500 block of Bethel Church Road following an altercation with another man.
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UPDATE (7/31 10 a.m.) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim of Friday night’s shooting as 69-year-old Freddie Lee Battle.

Deputies say Battle was involved in an altercation with 60-year-old Christopher Leon Woods and that Woods retrieved a firearm and shot Battle.

Woods was taken in for questioning before being arrested and charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.



UPDATE (10 p.m.)
– Bibb County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into a deadly shooting that happened between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Friday.

A sheriff’s office news release says a 69-year-old man was shot to death inside a home in the 7500 block of Bethel Church Road following an altercation with another man.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released pending notification of next of kin.

Investigators say they have a person of interest in custody.

Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones said it’s the county’s 36th homicide this year.

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


ORIGINAL STORY:

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones says one person is dead after a shooting Friday night.

Jones says it happened around 9 o’clock at 7458 Bethel Church Road.

We’re waiting for more information from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

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