More arrests are possible after a 22-year-old Macon man was taken into custody early Wednesday and charged with the Memorial Day slaying of Nettra L. Brooks.
Nicholas Jermaine Foster, of Poppy Avenue, was booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center after his 4:30 a.m. arrest.
Foster is accused of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to the Bibb County sheriffs records.
About 18 months ago, Foster sat on the front porch of his Unionville home as about 250 people from several churches marched against violence.
He was shocked that so many people were chanting and singing in the streets in response to 19 homicide victims in the first 11 months of 2010.
Itll make a little difference, but I dont think it will make a real difference, Foster told the Telegraph a week before his 21st birthday in 2010.
Those comments came about 13 years after Fosters uncle, Kelvin Foster, was killed in a home robbery on Pio Nono Lane in May 1997.
No one was charged in that killing.
A little more than a year later, the Willis B. Sheftall Federated Boys Club erected a placard near the scene that read: Let Kelvin Foster be the last person killed in this community.
In the neighborhoods latest homicide, Nicholas Foster is accused of opening fire on a house in the 2800 block of Columbus Road at about 5:20 a.m. Monday morning.
A Jeep parked in the backyard also had bullet holes in it, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said.
About 10 people were in the house, but Brooks was the only person wounded, Jones said.
Her family members described her as a ray of sunshine in the not-so-sunny neighborhood.
Macon police Maj. Charles Stone said officials are pursuing other suspects in Mondays shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.
Information from The Telegraph archives contributed to this report. To contact writer Liz Fabian, call 744-4303.