Woman dead of gunshot wound at west Macon apartment complex

A 25-year-old Macon woman was shot to death Monday evening at a west Macon apartment complex, Bibb County officials said.

The victim, Jessica Shontae Reeves, was mortally wounded in a car parked outside Building F at the West Club Apartments at 159 Steven Drive, Coroner Leon Jones said.

The apartments sit just west of the Mercer University Drive split at Columbus Road, less than half a mile east of Interstate 475.

The shooting was reported at 6:16 p.m. and Reeves was pronounced dead at a downtown hospital about an hour later, the coroner said.

What prompted the shooting was not immediately known.

Reeves’ slaying was the county’s 18th homicide of 2022.

Sixteen of the deaths have been the result of gunshot wounds.

Six of the 18 violent deaths happened in January, six were in February, four were in March and Reeves’ death was the second this month.

There were 54 homicides countywide last year.

Joe Kovac Jr. covers crime and courts for The Telegraph with an eye for human-interest stories. Joe is a Warner Robins native and graduate of Warner Robins High. He joined the Telegraph in 1991 after graduating from the University of Georgia. As a Pulliam Fellowship recipient in 1991, Joe worked for the Indianapolis News. His stories have appeared in the Washington Post, the Seattle Times and Atlanta Magazine. He has been a Livingston Award finalist and won numerous Georgia Press Association and Georgia Associated Press awards.
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