The burglar shot to death by his accomplice Monday morning has been to prison multiple times.
James Robert Young Jr., 41, of Macon, had been out on parole for less than 10 months when he was fatally wounded after breaking into a woman’s home at 152 Bradstone Circle.
Just before 10 a.m. Monday, the woman was in the back of her house getting dressed when she heard her door bell ring.
Moments later, she heard the sound of someone kicking in the front door, Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said during a news conference at the scene.
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She came to the front of the house where she found Young and another man.
Young was trying to carry out a big screen TV and dropped it when the woman yelled at the men and they started to run.
The other man fired a gun back toward the house and hit Young, Davis said.
“I’d much rather see one burglar shoot another burglar than an innocent homeowner,” Davis said.
Young died in the threshold of the woman’s front door, Bibb County Chief Coroner Leon Jones said.
The shooter is still on the run.
A black Volkswagen was towed from the circular street off Millerfield Road in east Macon, but Davis said investigators have to determine if that vehicle was related to the burglary.
The identity and description of the gunman was not immediately released.
Young has been incarcerated at least five times in Georgia prisons for crimes committed in Bibb County, according to the Department of Corrections website.
Most recently, he was convicted of a burglary on Greenbriar Road on Feb. 16, 2010 and was released from prison in August.
He has been locked up for theft by taking, theft by receiving stolen property, theft by shoplifting and auto theft dating back to 1992.
Although neighbors said the neighborhood not far from Jeffersonville Road is normally quiet, another homicide happened on Bradstone Circle in 2008.
Gwendolyn Cole, 55, was gunned down in a barrage of bullets at her home at 242 Bradstone Circle.
Benjamin Finney was convicted of murder last November and sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 10 years.