Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a person shot just before 6:00 p.m. this evening at 180 Hidden Lake Drive, Hidden Lake Apartments. When deputies arrived they found a male lying unresponsive inside apartment S-1 with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. EMS also responded to the scene.
The victim, identified as 43 year old Vernon Shoats Sr., was pronounced dead at the scene by Bibb County Chief Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley. Shoats lived at the apartment with his wife, 45 year old Tenita Shoats. It was reported that Tenita Shoats was at the apartment when deputies arrived. She was detained and transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division to be questioned. No further information is being released at this time.
The incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.