Teen wanted for allegedly shooting, killing fellow burglar

Aurie Mathis, 16, is wanted in connection to Monday's Bradstone Cir. murder / Bibb County Sheriff's Office

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- A 16-year-old boy is the suspect wanted in connection to Monday's attempted burglary-turned-homicide.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, an arrest warrant for felony murder was issued for Aurie Mathis in the death of 41-year-old James Robert Young.

Authorities say Mathis and Young forced their way into a home on Bradstone Circle on Monday when the homeowner caught them.

The homeowner yelled at the suspects and Young dropped a television he was carrying. The sheriff's office said Mathis turned and fired a shot, striking Young in the head.

Young died at the scene.

Mathis is described as a black male, 5'6" in height and weighs 140 pounds.

The sheriff's office said he may be armed with a gun, so do not approach him.

Anyone with information on Mathis' location should call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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