Lizella man shot dead in Village Green

lfabian@macon.comAugust 4, 2013 

A Lizella man was shot to death early Sunday morning at this house on Frederica Place in Village Green. Family members were gathered to mourn the death of a patriarch when the shooting happened.

LIZ FABIAN/THE TELEGRAPH — lfabian@macon.com

A 35-year-old Lizella man, paying his respects following a death in his child’s maternal family, died early Sunday morning after being shot multiple times in the Village Green neighborhood of south Macon.

Steve Demond Johnson was pronounced dead at 5761 Frederica Place following the shooting that occurred shortly after 2 a.m., Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. “He was lying in the doorway,” Jones said. “This is a domestic issue.”

Johnson, who lived on Smith Chapel Road in west Bibb County, was visiting a grieving family on the street that runs between Leone and Deeb drives, Jones said.

Albert Moore Jr., whose father and namesake died days ago, said his niece was the mother of the victim’s toddler. Johnson’s child and siblings were on the sofa when he was shot. Moore’s sister was at the kitchen table, he said.

“We were already grieving now because my dad just passed. We were having a send off for my dad,” Moore said.

His niece’s current boyfriend reportedly had words with Johnson, according to a news release from the Macon Police Department.

“He came over here just because the baby’s daddy was over here paying his respects, and came over and killed him,” Moore said. “It really doesn’t make sense for somebody to do something like that.”

The gunman got away, but investigators identified him, according to a lookout posted Sunday morning.

Anyone with information on the killing is urged to call Macon police at 751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.

 

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