UPDATE: Arrest made in Macon fatal shooting, sheriff speaks out on recent murders
20-year-old Micki Antonio Brown, Jr. has been arrested and charged with murder for allegedly shooting and killing 19-year-old Majesty Conover.
Deputies picked up Brown around 9:44 a.m. Thursday morning near the Neighborhood Grocery Store on Montpelier Avenue.
The shooting happened at Colonial Terrace Apartments located off Houston Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones tells us Majesty was found outside one of the apartment buildings with multiple gunshot wounds.
According to a news release, two men were seen arguing with Conover just before he was shot. This marks Macon’s fourth murder in one week.
Sheriff Davis: “Pure criminals” on the loose
Sheriff David Davis says his office is working to figure out if Wednesday night’s murder is connected to the other three that happened within the last week. Those three are still unsolved. He’s calling on the community to help find the culprits, and curb violence at an early age.
“The good people need to continue doing what they’re doing, to get involved in young people’s lives, to make a difference there and to show that this is not going to be tolerated, because we’re going to find them,” said Davis.
Davis added, it’s unclear at this point if any of the murders were gang-related. However, he tells 41NBC the bottom line is gang members aren’t the only ones committing what he calls “senseless crimes.”
“These are pure criminals out doing criminal things to further whatever criminal enterprises they’re wanting to do. They were initiated into the crime life a long time ago,” said Davis.
Davis says getting a clear picture of who was involved in all four homicides may shed some light on areas the sheriff’s office can target to curb violence in the community.
“It’s tragic… it’s senseless and it’s violent. We need to get a handle on it, and I think the community at large needs to get a handle on what’s happening here,” said Davis.
Conover’s death and the other three unsolved murders in Macon are still being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to call the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 or Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.