Macon man sentenced in 2009 fatal shooting

A 22-year-old Macon man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and 13 years on probation in connection with the fatal shooting of his accomplice in a 2009 robbery.

Reshaud Jamal Maxwell pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, prosecutor Nancy Scott Malcor said.

Maxwell, of Charlotte Street, initially was indicted on a murder charge in November. He shot 23-year-old Jermaine Santrell Pitts while the two were robbing a man in a wooded area near Capitol Avenue and Burke Street on Aug. 11, 2009, authorities said.

Maxwell shot at the man he and Pitts were trying to rob, but the bullet hit Pitts. Pitts, of Alfred Drive, ran back to Capital Avenue, where he collapsed and died.