The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an accidental shooting that took place around 7:38 p.m., Wednesday.
According to witness statements, 30-year-old Westley Faulks and his friend, 28-year-old Tevin Pleas were at Hidden Lake Apartments, located at 180 Hidden Lake Drive, when the incident occurred. It was reported that Faulks and Pleas were showing each other their new firearms, when Pleas thought he had cleared his weapon to show Faulks. While showing the gun, it discharged striking Faulks in the face.
Faulks was transported by ambulance to Navicent hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Pleas was transported to investigations to be interviewed. After the interview Pleas was arrested and charged with Reckless Conduct. He posted bond at $650.00 at 11:33p.m. Wednesday night.
Faulks was later pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:20 a.m. At this time more charges may be pending. More information will be released once it becomes available.