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Homicide victim identified, murder suspect arrested in Burton Avenue killing

An argument led to deadly gunfire just before 9 p.m. Halloween night near Mercer University Drive in Macon.

Stewart Leslie Gordon Jr., 38, was arguing with Jace Tyler Jenkins, 21, at his home at 1476 Burton Ave. when Jenkins pulled a gun, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Gordon was shot once in the chest and taken to Medical Center, Navicent Health, where he was pronounced dead.

Jenkins was taken from his home about a block from Mercer University Drive and questioned at the sheriff’s criminal investigative division.

He was charged with murder and taken to the Bibb County law enforcement center.

The deadly shooting happened about five hours after Candace Towns, a 30-year-old transgender woman, was found dead at the top of a hill on Rosecrest Avenue, not far from downtown Macon.

Minutes after Gordon was shot, another man was killed at a party in east Macon near Fort Hill.

Jackie Dewayne Rouse, 38, was fatally shot during a fight on Dennis Street, off Kitchens Road near Shurling Drive.

Quincey Bernard Emory, 31, also was shot in the arm during an altercation and was taken to the Medical Center.

About an hour later, deputies were dispatched to 5577 Houston Road where Kibwe Troupe-Steed was shot multiple times at Rutland Place Apartments.

He was in critical condition early Wednesday.

Anyone with information is urged to call for a sheriff’s investigator at 478-751-7500, or phone anonymous tips to 877-68-CRIME.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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