Crime

Halloween night shootings kill 2 after third Macon homicide victim found earlier

A party Halloween night led to Macon’s third homicide in a matter of hours.

Bibb County sheriff’s deputies were called to 1013 Dennis St. in the Fort Hill neighborhood after shots were fired during at a party just after 9 p.m.

According to a sheriff’s news release, 38-year-old Jackie Dewayne Rouse was fatally wounded and pronounced dead at the east Macon scene not far from Shurling Drive.

Quincey Bernard Emory, 31, was wounded in the arm and was taken to Medical Center, Navicent Health.

The victims’ names were released early Wednesday after families were notified, the release stated.

Just a few minutes before 9 p.m., deputies were dispatched to 1476 Burton Avenue, which runs between Napier Avenue and Mercer University Drive, where another person was shot.

“We know there was an altercation, but there wasn’t a party. We’re just trying to determine what happened,” Cpl. Clay Williams said early Wednesday.

The shooting happened not far from Mercer University Drive.

Five hours earlier, deputies were called to Rosecrest Avenue, just south of downtown Macon where the body of Jontavious Towns was found near the water tower between Bright Street and Edgewood Avenue.

Towns had been reported missing Saturday.

Come back to macon.com for updates and read Thursday’s Telegraph.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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