Sheriff: Burglar accidentally shoots, kills another burglar at east Macon home

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m.: Coroner Leon Jones has identified the man that the sheriff's office says was shot to death by a fellow burglar Monday morning.

He is James Robert Young, age 41.

Jones said he pronounced Young dead on the scene.

The second burglar is still unidentified.

Check back with for updates on this story today.


The Bibb County sheriff says one burglar accidentally shot and killed a second this morning at an East Macon home.

Sheriff David Davis says it happened around 10 a.m. at 152 Bradstone Circle, off Millerfield Road.

He says the woman who lives there woke up to find two men in her house.

When she yelled, the men ran out, but one fired a shot over his shoulder at her. Instead, he hit the other burglar in the head.

The dead man has not been identified, and so far, there is no description of the shooter.

We'll update this story when more details are available at

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