One man is dead after a family dispute in West Macon early Saturday morning.
Antwan Rutherford, 22, and his 45-year-old uncle, Darnell Stephens, got into an altercation outside the home they shared at 4987 John Kennedy Drive.
Both men grabbed handguns, and a struggle followed. Stephens was shot in the leg, and he allegedly shot Rutherford in the back of the head after 2 a.m., according to a press release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Department.
Rutherford was taken to the Neuro Intensive Care Center at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, and pronounced dead at 10:35 a.m., Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. Stephens was listed in stable condition Saturday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Department said.
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Stephens faces aggravated assault charges, with additional charges pending. Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.