77-year-old Georgia man fatally shoots 53-year-old woman

A 53-year-old woman is dead after being shot outside a Bibb County home by a 77-year-old man.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators responded to a home on East Pine Hill Drive in reference to a fatal shooting. The incident occurred at about 10:19 p.m. Sunday.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, 77-year-old Howard Walker heard someone attempting to break into his home through a boarded up window. Walker grabbed his handgun and fired a shot towards the window.

Sheriff’s officials say the woman had been struck by the bullet, just outside of the window.

53-year-old April Lynn Boyd, was pronounced dead at the scene. The next of kin has been notified by the Coroner’s Office.

This incident is under investigation.

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

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