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