Accidental shooting kills 30-year-old man in Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an accidental shooting that took place around 7:38 p.m., Wednesday.

According to witness statements, 30-year-old Westley Faulks and his friend, 28-year-old Tevin Pleas were at Hidden Lake Apartments when Faulks and Pleas were showing each other their new firearms.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Pleas thought he had cleared his weapon to show Faulks. While showing the gun, it discharged striking Faulks in the face.

Faulks was transported by ambulance to Navicent  hospital where he later died.

Pleas was transported to investigations to be interviewed. After the interview Pleas was arrested and charged with Reckless Conduct.  He posted bond at $650.00 at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday.

Sheriff’s officials say more charges may be pending.

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