Crime

Macon's 16th homicide victim identified in shooting that wounded teen near Davis Homes

Update: 'Dancing last night and she's gone today,' grieving stepfather says of slain Macon teen

An 18-year-old Macon woman was found shot dead early Thursday in Davis Homes on the east side.

Neighbors report hearing at least five gunshots at about 5 a.m. in Macon's 16th homicide of the year.

Bibb County sheriff's deputies responded to 286 Leaf St., which is off of Main Street in east Macon and found the woman with a gunshot wound to the back.

Shondricka Adams, 18, was dead on the front porch of one of the Davis Homes public housing units and a 16-year-old male was wounded in the right leg and taken to Medical Center, Navicent Health, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said.

The wounded teen's name was not released due to his age, Bibb County sheriff's public affairs Sgt. Clay Williams said.

"They are not related," Williams said.

Their relationship was not immediately clear, and the male victim did not give authorities the woman's name before he was taken to the hospital.

The coroner's team pronounced Adams dead shortly after 5 a.m. and waited for the scene to be processed before further examining the body and identifying her.

Her identity was released shortly before 8 a.m. once her family was notified.

"She just had a birthday Tuesday," Jones said.

Adams lived on Bradley Place, which is off Log Cabin Drive in west Macon.

Williams said Adams was believed to have been seeking help at the unit where she died.

Both were wounded while inside the gray Jeep Wrangler that was still running on Leaf street, around the corner from Leaf Court where the shooting is believed to have happened at the backside of the complex.

The passenger side door window of the vehicle had been shot out.

Shell casings were in the street, Jones said, and at least seven evidence markers were on the pavement near the end of Leaf Court.

The Davis Homes apartment was roped off as investigators processed the scene in the neighborhood near the Ocmulgee National Monument.

"This is too close," said one neighbor who says there are children living in all of these units. "This is happening every day."

Several people gathered in their pajamas on the street, some with young children at their side.

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