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Deputies taking to street where slain teen took his last steps near Winship school

Family members erected a memorial where Jayvon Sherman, 16, was gunned outside the old Winship School Oct. 19.
Family members erected a memorial where Jayvon Sherman, 16, was gunned outside the old Winship School Oct. 19. bcabell@macon.com

Law enforcement officers will fan out in Cherokee Heights Thursday night where a Central High School student was killed before school last week.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis hosts the department’s Walk for Safety in multiple neighborhoods each year, but the latest walk covers the street where Jayvon Sherman was shot to death.

Sherman, 16, was fatally wounded outside the old Winship Elementary School at 2560 Beech Avenue on Oct. 19.

Before 7:30 a.m. that morning, a passerby noticed the teen lying on the sidewalk in front of the school just off Pio Nono Avenue.

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Bibb sheriff’s deputies will take to the streets Thursday night where Jayvon Sherman, 16, was gunned down Oct. 19 outside the old Winship School in Cherokee Heights. Beau Cabell bcabell@macon.com

Davis described Jayvon as a “good kid” at Sunday’s candlelight vigil for Sherman.

A contingent of officers from the sheriff’s office will comb the neighborhood and address people’s concerns in an effort to strengthen a community partnership.

The safety walk begins at 5:30 p.m. at the old school.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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