A man shot and killed Tuesday night on Macon's Capitol Avenue was acquitted in a 2006 murder case.
Macon police are looking for the killer of a 23-year-old man identified by Coroner Leon Jones as Jermaine Santrell Pitts who was shot dead shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Pitts of Alfred Drive died of a gunshot wound to the chest, Jones said.
Officers were responding to a call of shots fired in the vicinity of Mikado Avenue and Charlotte Street when 911 received another call about a house being shot nearby in the 4200 block of Capitol Avenue, according to a news release from the Macon Police Department.
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Police found Pitts lying dead in the street near the curb but no on inside the house was hurt, the release stated.
In September of 2006 Pitts and his half-brother Sheabes Tremaine Thomas were found not guilty in the shooting death of 27-year-old Corey James Davis, according to Telegraph archives.
Anyone with information that leads to the killer could be eligible for a $1,000 reward from Macon Regional CrimeStoppers by calling anonymous tips to (877) 68CRIME.