20-year-old Macon man charged in killing of Roberta man

A 20-year-old Macon man surrendered to police Monday to face accusations he’d fatally shot another man in the back last week on Rocky Creek Road.

Sharonte Terrell Davis of Mickey Street is charged with murder in Wednesday’s fatal shooting of Ronald Howard, 32, of Roberta. Police Chief Mike Burns said Davis turned himself in at 3:20 p.m. He was with his mother and attorney when he turned himself in.

An hour later, he looked downward as he was escorted to a police car from the detective’s bureau.

Police said Davis had been sitting behind Howard in a white 2005 Honda parked at 1887 Rocky Creek Road. Howard was in the front passenger seat.

The car’s driver, DeAnthony Huff, was in the house at the time of the shooting. Another back-seat passenger, Quincy Wells, reportedly was trying to drive the car away from the shooting scene when Officer Ed Johnson stopped him. Wells told police he’d been going to get help.

Department spokeswoman Jami Gaudet said interviews with Wells, Huff and others in recent days led them to Davis. Police then got an arrest warrant, Burns said.

Burns said the accused gunman and the victim knew each other.

Gaudet said Davis had two prior arrests. The latest was in October on a burglary charge.

Howard was pronounced dead at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at The Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Burns said Macon police have solved 18 of the city’s 22 homicides this year.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Mike Stucka, call 744-4251.