Bibb County had its first fatal shooting of the year Sunday.
The shooting happened shortly before 6 p.m. at Hidden Lake Apartments at 180 Hidden Lake Drive, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s office release.
Coroner Leon Jones identified the victim as Vernon Shoats, Sr., 43, of Macon. Shoats was pronounced dead at 6:53 p.m. by Chief Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley.
Deputies found Shoats with multiple gunshot wounds inside and apartment. His wife, Tenita Shoats, 45, was taken in for questioning, the release stated.
Anyone with information is sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500, or call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.