Jackson man charged with fatal shooting of Macon woman

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Roderick Chester

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Authorities arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of 26-year-old Morgan Smith.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Violent Crime investigators identified the man as 32-year-old Roderick Chester. Deputies arrested Chester in connection to the fatal shooting of Smith.

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Authorities served warrants on Chester at 2:16 p.m. on Thursday. 

The charges

Deputies took Chester to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center and charged him with the following: 

  • Murder
  • Simple Battery from an unrelated case

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information 



If you have any information about this incident, call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. You can also call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.