Macon, Georgia

From Macon’s of April 5, 2007

Shooting in Macon

Macon police are investigating a fatal shooting at 3998 Floyd Avenue.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says 26-year-old Erik Poole died of a gunshot wound around 3 a.m. Thursday.

According to Lieutenant Eric Walker, Poole came into the house where two other men were playing video games. The three talked for a few minutes; then Poole pulled a gun and tried to rob the other two.

Walker said one of the victims, Josh Askew, pulled out his own gun. Askew and Poole exchanged shots and both were hit.

According to Walker, Askew was taken to a local hospital with wounds in his arm. He is listed in stable condition.

Walker said the third person in the house has been taken to the Macon detective bureau for questioning.


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