Milledgeville man dies in shooting

tfain@macon.comAugust 3, 2009 

A man was shot to death in Milledgeville early Saturday morning, and police there have another man in custody.

Gabriel Hayes, 20, was found dead about 3 a.m. Saturday when police showed up at 1840 Holly Hill Road to check on a report of fighting and gunfire, according to a Milledgeville police news release. Police arrested Lebarion Megel Palmer at the scene and charged him with murder, the release states.

The release states Hayes had “gunshot wounds” but doesn’t give more details, and attempts to reach investigators Sunday were not successful.

Palmer is 22 and lives on Brookwood Circle, which is near Holly Hill Road. Hayes lived on Stembridge Road, according to the release.

A Holly Hills Road neighbor Sunday said she’s lived on the street since the late 1970s.

“As the years have gone on its become more... certain things appear to be dubious,” she said.

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