A woman who was shot and killed in a southwest Macon home was found dead by her two young children, authorities said.
The mother, identified as 26-year-old Morgan Smith, died in a house in the 2800 block of Walmar Driver off Bloomfield Road, the Macon Telegraph reported.
Smith’s children, who are about 3 and 4 years old, alerted a maintenance man and a Macon Water Authority worker that something was wrong, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones told the newspaper. Investigators were called to the house about 11 a.m., where the woman was found with a gunshot wound.
Officials aren’t sure when the shooting happened or how long Smith had been dead. Jones said her children were led away from the house by deputies.
“The trauma these kids are going to have to go through ... they found they mama dead,” Jones told the Telegraph.
Macon news station WGXA reported that Smith had been robbed at gunpoint at the Cookout where she worked a day before she was killed. In that incident, a man in a ski mask reportedly entered the fast food restaurant, grabbed Smith’s arm and demanded money from the register at gunpoint.
He eventually ran out of the store without any cash, authorities said. Police told the news station they haven’t confirmed whether the armed robbery and fatal shooting are related.
Anyone with information about Smith’s death is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-682-7463.
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