A Gordon man claims he shot and killed an armed Baldwin County man in self-defense Thursday night.
Taurus Javon Lewis, 37, of Arlington Court in Milledgeville suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene, Wilkinson County Coroner William Matthews said.
Gordon police got a call about 8:15 p.m. Thursday about shots being fired at Jeffrey King’s home at 110 Burney Road near Elam Street, according to a release from the GBI. The GBI was called in to assist Gordon police and the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.
King, 29, had just arrived home when Lewis pulled a weapon, according to the preliminary investigation.
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King said he got a gun from his vehicle and fired multiple times, killing Lewis.
No charges were immediately filed.
The scene is northwest of downtown Gordon, not far from the Fall Line Freeway.
Fire Chief Terry Eady, who is also serving as acting mayor, was one of the first to respond to the shooting and found the victim lying on the ground.
“I saw that there was nothing I could do,” Eady said. “There were too many wounds.”
Investigators spent the overnight hours interviewing witnesses, but no motive was initially released.
“Additional interviews need to be conducted to establish that,” said Eve Rodgers, the agent in charge of the GBI’s Region 6 Office in Milledgeville. “We have received no information to indicate there was an argument or dispute.”
No information was released on whether Lewis and King knew each other.
An autopsy is expected to be performed at the GBI crime lab in Macon next week.
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