The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death that was reported in the 1000 block of Radio Drive. Deputies were dispatched just before 6:39 a.m.

It was reported that a call of a person down came into the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office call center. When deputies arrived on scene they found a female victim in bed suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim, later identified as 36-year-old Melanie Powers, was pronounced deceased on scene. It was reported that Powers’, 11-year-old son ran from the home to get help after he was awakened by his step-sister assaulting him and his mother.

After following up on leads, investigators located 19-year-old Passion Latrice Watkins on Pansy Avenue, sitting inside of a park. Watkins  was taken into custody and transported to investigations to be interviewed. After being interviewed Watkins  was transport to the Bibb County law enforcement center and charged with Malice Murder, Aggravated Assault, Cruelty to Children and Feticide.

The 11-year-old was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening  injuries.  He was later released from the hospital into the custody of family members.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.