Macon man accused of fatal shooting arrested

A 22-year-old Macon man has been charged with felony murder in the Tuesday shooting death of a man in the 4200 block of Capitol Avenue, according to police.

Reshaud Jamal Maxwell turned himself in at the police department’s detective bureau at about 12:30 p.m., according to a police news release.

Maxwell is accused of killing Jermaine Santrell Pitts, of Alfred Drive, according to the police.

Capt. Robert Grabowski said Pitts was involved in an altercation off Burke Street that moved around the corner toward the 4200 block of Capitol Avenue where a house and a car were damaged by gunfire.

He said the shooting was not gang-related.

“It appears to be a robbery gone bad,” Grabowski said.

Officers found Pitts lying dead in the street near the curb in front of a house two yards down from the house damaged by gunfire at about 11:30 p.m., according to the police.

Pitts was wearing all-black clothing and had “some type of black covering over his face,” according to a police report.

Police say he also had a black rifle in his possession.

While Grabowski wouldn’t say whether the rifle was fired during the altercation, he did say “several weapons were involved.”

He said the shooting is still under investigation.

In September 2006, a Bibb County jury found Pitts and his half-brother, Sheabes Tremaine Thomas, not guilty in the 2005 shooting death of 27-year-old Corey James Davis.

Tips from the community helped lead investigators to learn circumstances surrounding the shooting and Maxwell’s whereabouts, Grabowski said, adding Maxwell turned himself in before officers went to arrest him.

Maxwell has several arrests dating back to 2004. Some of the crimes included marijuana possession, cocaine possession with intent to distribute and burglary.

Information from The Telegraph’s archives was included in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.