Gunfire erupted killing two people on a south Macon street early Wednesday.
Just after 12:45 a.m., Bibb County sheriff's deputies were called to 3670 Bloomfield Drive where they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds lying dead in the street and a woman dead near a car.
At the scene, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones identified the male victim as 23-year-old Keyon Terrell Hogan, of Satterfield Drive in the Village Green neighborhood.
The identity of Daija Jordan, 21, who lived a few blocks away on Shearwater Drive, was released just before 11 a.m. after her father had been notified, Jones said.
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Hogan pleaded guilty in November to possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute after he was arrested May 27 of last year, according to Bibb County Superior Court records.
Under first offender status, Hogan was sentenced to six years on probation.
With the plea, prosecutors dropped a charge of possession of a firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies.
The deaths of Hogan and Jordan are the 13th and 14th homicides of the year in the county, Jones said.
Shell casings littered the street, which was blocked for hours between Kenneth Drive and Jessie Rice Street.
"There's multiple shell casings in the street and multiple shell casings in the front yard," Jones said.
A crime lab technician and investigators were on the scene gathering evidence.
In addition to the flashing blue lights from Bibb County sheriff's vehicles, a string of cars with emergency flashers lined the road as friends and family members of the victims kept vigil.
Many of them were dressed only in night clothes in spite of the early morning chill.
One woman drove up and dashed toward the crime scene, only to be stopped by a deputy who told her she'd have to wait behind the yellow tape.
Jones reflected on the deadly first quarter of the year by repeating his church's "PUSH" motto, pray until something happens.
"Only thing I can say is keep on praying," he said as the blue lights lit up his face. "That's all we can do is keep on praying and never give up. This is 14 homicides in less than four months. We had 30 for all of last year and if it doesn't slow down or stop, we're going to get 30 again this year."