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UPDATE: Shooting victim was acquitted in 2006 murder trial

A man shot and killed Tuesday night on Macon's Capitol Avenue was acquitted in a 2006 murder case.

Macon police are looking for the killer of a 23-year-old man identified by Coroner Leon Jones as Jermaine Santrell Pitts who was shot dead shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Pitts of Alfred Drive died of a gunshot wound to the chest, Jones said.

Officers were responding to a call of shots fired in the vicinity of Mikado Avenue and Charlotte Street when 911 received another call about a house being shot nearby in the 4200 block of Capitol Avenue, according to a news release from the Macon Police Department.

Police found Pitts lying dead in the street near the curb but no on inside the house was hurt, the release stated.

In September of 2006 Pitts and his half-brother Sheabes Tremaine Thomas were found not guilty in the shooting death of 27-year-old Corey James Davis, according to Telegraph archives.

Anyone with information that leads to the killer could be eligible for a $1,000 reward from Macon Regional CrimeStoppers by calling anonymous tips to (877) 68CRIME.

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