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.
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Anyone with information is sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500, or call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.