If you witness a crime, here’s what to do
Macon’s latest homicide was recorded live on Facebook.
Bibb County sheriff’s investigators are reviewing the video shot from inside the car the victim was driving, Sgt. Clay Williams said.
Just before 8 p.m. Sunday, 20-year-old Tynesha Desha Hammonds, of Macon was found shot dead lying on the ground beside a crashed car at the intersection of Bloomfield Road and Bloomfield Way.
Hammonds was driving on Bloomfield Way with four other people when multiple shots were fired at her Nissan Altima, according to a Bibb County sheriff’s news release.
“One of the people in the vehicle was on Facebook,” Williams said.
The footage has been taken down from Hammond’s social media account.
“People were viewing it like crazy,” Williams said.
The video shows people listening to music, cussing and waving a gun as they ride down the road before shots ring out in two waves of gunfire.
Several gunshots are heard before people in the car are screaming, the vehicle apparently crashes and and the camera falls to the car floorboard.
Next, you can hear someone yelling “stop” twice before calling 911.
“Hello. I need help on Bloomfield Road.”
Three more gunshots are heard as the man screams into the phone, “I need help. They’re shooting... on Bloomfield Way.”
He tells the woman on the other line that Hammonds was shot in the head.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said she was pronounced dead at the scene at about 8:45 p.m.
The gunman was gone when deputies arrived but the passengers stayed at the scene, Williams said.
It was the 40th homicide of the year in Macon.
“It’s very troubling,” said Jones.
Telegraph writer Justin Baxley contributed to this report.