UPDATE: Arrest made in connection to shooting death of 15-year-old

The teen was shot Tuesday night near Academy Sports + Outdoors in west Macon.
Tajiri Antwaun Harris
Suspect Arrested: Tajiri Antwaun Harris

UPDATE #2 (4/27):  A 20-year-old is in custody in connection to the shooting death of a 15-year-old in Macon Tuesday.

A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release says investigators, along with the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, arrested 20-year-old Tajiri Antwaun Harris of Macon.

Harris was located at his home and taken into custody.

He’s charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of murder and is being held without bond.

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UPDATE (4/27):  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Tuesday night’s shooting as 15-year-old Tavias La’zhae Williams.

 


ORIGINAL STORY (4/26):

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones says a 15-year-old boy is dead after being shot “multiple times” Tuesday night.

Jones, who said he didn’t yet know the victim’s identity, says the shooting happened “around 10:30” near Academy Sports + Outdoors on Eisenhower Parkway but that the victim was picked up by an ambulance at Southwest High School.

Jones says the teen was pronounced dead at Atrium Health Navicent.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the shooting in a news release early Wednesday morning. The release said the shooting happened in the parking lot of Academy Sports + Outdoors and that the victim was “found with a gunshot wound” in the parking lot of Southwest High School.

The sheriff’s office says the victim’s identity won’t be released until his family his notified of his death.

That’s all the information we have right now.

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

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