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Man killed on Macon street had been jailed in 2018 aggravated assault at nearby store

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A 21-year-old man shot dead Thursday near Villa Crest and Houston avenues in south Macon had been arrested less than a year earlier in connection with an alleged aggravated assault at a corner store not far from where he was slain.

The victim, Deshafore DeAndre Hicks, died at the scene of the 5:49 p.m. shooting in the 700 block of Villa Crest.

Javarius Vanderick Davis, 31, of Macon, was later arrested in connection with Hicks’ shooting death, sheriff’s officials said. Davis has been charged with murder and was being held Friday without bond at the Bibb jail.

The investigation was said to be ongoing. Further details were not known.

Last April, Hicks and another young man were jailed in connection with an alleged home invasion at Overlook Gardens Apartments on Gray Highway in east Macon and an alleged drive-by shooting in the city’s Unionville neighborhood.


Hicks at the time was also charged with aggravated assault in a Jan. 1, 2018, episode at the C Mini Mart at 3380 Houston Ave., near where he was shot and killed Thursday. Hicks had been arrested in April on that charge — the particulars of which were not immediately available — and a judge granted him bond in August.



Hicks’ slaying was the second homicide of the year in Macon. A baby’s death in January was the first.

King Henderson, who turned 1 on Jan. 20, died the night of Jan. 24 at Coliseum Northside Hospital.

The child’s parents, A’kym Henderson, 21, and Jaimie Lynn Howard, 20, both of Macon, have been charged with murder in his death. A GBI autopsy showed the baby died from head trauma.

Anyone with information about Thursday’s shooting was urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

Telegraph reporter Joe Kovac Jr. contributed to this report.

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