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Death investigation underway in weekend shooting fatality in Macon, sheriff reports

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man fatally shot Saturday.

Cortavius Hassan Ates, 25, died from gunshot wounds after being discovered by officials near Jeffersonville Road and Roseview Drive in Macon.

The Macon-Bibb E-911 Center received a call at approximately 5 p.m., reporting shots fired in the area.

Deputies responded to the scene where they discovered Ates, unresponsive with a gunshot wound. Ates was later pronounced deceased at the scene by Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley.

No further details were given and there is no suspect information at this time.

The investigation is ongoing, more details will be released as they become available.

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