Macon man dies after being shot in the eye, friend arrested

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — A Macon man is dead after a gun accidentally shot him in the face.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Wesley Faulks and his friend, 28-year-old Tevin Pleas, were showing each other their new guns at Hidden Lake Apartments on Hidden Lakes Court in Macon just after 7:30 Wednesday night.

Deputies said Pleas thought he had cleared the gun, but it went off and hit Faulks in the eye. Faulks was taken to Medical Center Navicent Health where he pronounced dead just before 1:30 Thursday morning.

Macon-Bibb County Coroner, Leon Jones, said an autopsy is being performed on Faulks Thursday.

Pleas was arrested Wednesday and charged with Reckless Conduct. He posted bond Wednesday night. Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators charged Pleas with involuntary manslaughter Thursday, following Faulks death. He is in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center withour bond.

Courtesy: Bibb County Sheriff’s Office