UPDATE: One teen dead, another injured after Macon apartment shooting

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Bibb County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting that killed one teen and left another teen in the hospital.

Authorities identified the 16-year-old who died as Elijah Jones and the 17-year-old as Tyrin Riggins.

Deputies say a black Kia Sorento reportedly pulled into the apartment complex and stopped in front of building “G”. 

Deputies say when they arrived at the scene they found Riggins with a gunshot wound to the leg. They also found Elijah with a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

Bibb County coroner Leon Jones says the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. Monday at Sandy Springs Apartments on Bloomfield Drive. 

Coroner Jones says Elijah died on the scene at 2 p.m.

“Horrible, horrible situation that this is all right here at Christmas time,” said Sheriff Davis. “Four days before Christmas you have two individuals that will forever have been changed.  Mr. Jones [Elijah], he has lost his life. Mr. Riggins’ life will always be changed as a result of this. Whoever is responsible for this when we find them and their life is going to be changed.”

Emergency Medical Services took Riggins to Medical Center Navicent Health. The hospital lists the teen in stable condition at this time.

This incident is still under investigation.

This makes Bibb County’s 51st homicide for 2020.

BSO and Crimestoppers

If you have any information about this incident, call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. You can also call Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

Categories: Bibb County, Featured, Local News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.