Arrest made in Capitol Avenue shooting

Staff reportMay 19, 2014 

Bibb County sheriff’s deputies surrounded a south Macon duplex Monday afternoon after a man was shot there.

The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. in the 4300 block of Capitol Avenue. Bibb County deputies responded to a call that a person had been shot. They found the victim, 32-year-old Lenny Spivey, who appeared to have a gunshot wound in each leg.

He was taken to the hospital. His injuries did not appear to be serious, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

Late Monday, sheriff’s officials said Malcolm Darnell Houston, 18, confessed to the shooting. He was charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of felony probation violation.

The situation played out in less than half an hour at a home that sits at the back of a lot, just south of Chatham Street, a block or so east of Houston Avenue below Rocky Creek Road.

Early reports said a man involved in the incident had barricaded himself in one of the duplexes. Soon after shots were fired, more than 25 uniformed deputies and SWAT members poured into the neighborhood, which in past years was known for its Christmas-light displays.

The man later walked out of the duplex without incident.

Sheriff David Davis said at the scene, “A couple of people came out and gave themselves up, and each time they said there was no one left in the duplex. But then more people started coming out. So the SWAT team responded and made entry into the duplex to see if anybody else was in there, but they did not find anybody.”

Davis said he wasn’t sure what triggered the gunfire.

About half a dozen people there when the shooting happened were taken in for questioning.

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