The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened in the 1300 block of Fort Hill Street, on December 23, 2023, just before 2:00 p.m.

Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1300 block of Fort Hill Street regarding a person shot on December 23, 2023. Upon arrival at the location, deputies made contact with subjects in the area and were advised that there were no shots fired in this area. Deputies checked the area and did not see any signs of an altercation.

On December 24, 2023, just before 07:00 a.m. the E911 Center started getting calls from anonymous sources giving minimal information as to what happened and where the victim was. Deputies were sent to multiple locations and talked to subjects. Deputies received information that the victim, 52-year-old Artice Pettigrew’s body was hidden in the back of a vehicle at a residence in the 1300 block of Fort Hill Street. Investigators along with Patrol deputies returned to the address in the 1300 block of Fort Hill Street just after 1:00 p.m. and were able to locate the victim.

There is no information on the suspect currently. No one else was injured during the incident. Next of kin has been notified per Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley.

The above information is preliminary and could change as the investigation progresses.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.