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Child killed in murder-suicide

A 7-year was shot and killed by a teen gunman who took his own life early Saturday morning in south Macon.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said 19-year-old Vonn Gibbons shot Jalon Griffin in the head in the hall of Gibbons' house at 2280 Arrowwood Drive off Robin Hood Road near Rocky Creek Road. Gibbons fatally shot himself in the chest in the same hallway of the house where Gibbons' mother was babysitting Griffin, who lived at 382 Pursley St., Jones said.

Macon police forensic investigators were on the scene gathering evidence as Gibbons' mother was taken in for questioning to determine what led to the deadly shooting at about 12:20 a.m. Saturday.

Come back to macon.com for updates or read Sunday's Telegraph.

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