UPDATE: Bibb deputies identify person of interest following Monday homicide

Jones confirms the homicide investigation is under way at 1083 Thomas Place off Edna Place near Log Cabin Drive. 

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UPDATE (11/2 9:30 p.m.): Bibb County deputies have identified a person of interest following the shooting death of a 28-year-old man Monday.

Deputies are looking to question 27-year-old Larry Howard Jr. of Macon. He’s known to frequent east Macon and the Bloomfield area.

His picture is attached.

Call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 or the “on-call investigator” at (478) 951-6896 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME if you know where Howard is.

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones is reporting a deadly shooting in west Macon at 1083 Thomas Place off Edna Place near Log Cabin Drive Monday.

Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies identified the body as 28-year-old Milton Dwayne Sanford, of Jones County.

Deputies responded to a call and found Sanford with a gunshot wound to the face. The coroner pronounced Sanford dead on the scene.

Crimestoppers

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

Stay with 41NBC News for updates.

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