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Macon woman, son charged with murder in boyfriend's shooting death

18th homicide victim shot ‘multiple times’

Bibb County coroner Leon Jones explains how Macon’s Larry Harden was fatally shot at 3212 Hillcrest Ave. early Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in the 18th homicide of 2018.
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Bibb County coroner Leon Jones explains how Macon’s Larry Harden was fatally shot at 3212 Hillcrest Ave. early Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in the 18th homicide of 2018.

Larry Antonio Harden had been shot multiple times early Tuesday before his girlfriend drove him to the hospital.

The 45-year-old was pronounced dead at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, about 2:30 a.m.

About 15 hours later, his girlfriend, Annie Pearl Jones, and her 22-year-old son, Sellers Cardell Bell Jr., were arrested and charged with murder.

Jail records show Bell lives at 3212 Hillcrest Ave., where Jones told police she found Harden wounded, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.

Later, the sheriff's office said, "it was determined that there was an altercation" among the three and that Harden was shot during the incident.

Bell also was charged with possession of a gun by a convicted felon and violation of probation. Bell was sentenced to 15 months in prison after being found guilty of a 2013 burglary on Selma Place, according to Bibb County Superior Court records.

The killing marks Bibb County's 18th homicide this year.

"Absolutely amazing. Eighteen in less than five months," Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said.

He called for the community to take action to "put the guns down, stop the violence, pray for our community."

"It's depressing. It's disturbing," Jones said of the number of killings this year.

Anyone with information on the killing is urged to call for an investigator at 478-751-7500 or leave anonymous tips at Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

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