Two Macon men were shot to death late Thursday at a duplex in east Macon.
Police got a call shortly before 11:30 p.m. about a person shot at the home that runs between the 600 blocks of Cowan and Pringle streets in Fort Hill.
When they arrived, they found two victims and one was already dead.
Antonio Dewan Fluellen, 26, of a Kings Park Circle address, died of a gunshot wound to the head and was sitting on a sofa inside the duplex, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.
Deundra Monterrio Emory, 25, whose mother lives around the corner on Fort Hill Street, died of multiple gunshot wounds at The Medical Center of Central Georgia shortly before midnight, Jones said.
Police believe the shooting happened inside the building, but were awaiting autopsy results Friday and evaluation of forensic evidence to be sure.
Maj. Charles Stone said one of the victims was staying at the duplex. Neighbors reported seeing the men there over the past month.
Nearly 100 onlookers quietly stood by as police processed the scene along with rescue workers and the coroner’s office, Stone said.
Emory had so many cuts on his head and face, Jones initially thought the man was stabbed.
“He might have run through a glass door because there was glass all over on the outside,” Jones said.
Shattered glass was piled up on the stoop and blood stained the concrete and a broken wooden bannister.
Someone left a single yellow rose propped up against the steps Friday morning.
Emory had been to the hospital earlier Thursday to visit his ailing mother, Jones said.
Ronnie Boatwright, who lives in the section of the duplex facing Pringle Street, said he was sitting outside his front door when the bullets started flying.
“I heard some shots fired, five or six shots, and I got up and moved and went back inside,” Boatwright said.
The words “mob life” are spray-painted on a boarded up, two-story building next to the crime scene.
Stone said there was no party going on at the residence Thursday night, but he suspects someone in the crowd might know more about what happened.
“They were not an unruly crowd, but they were a crowd,” Stone said. “There’s a lot of information that’s passed on at these type scenes. And if anybody overheard or if anyone was talking about this please call us.”
Anonymous tips can be called into Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.
Photojournalist Beau Cabell contributed to this report. To contact writer Liz Fabian, call 744-4303.