MACON, GA. (THECOUNT) — Wesley Contrell Faulks, of Macon, Georgia, has been identified as the victim in a apparent accidental fatal shooting in Macon Wednesday night.

Faulks, 30, died, after a sidearm he was handling accidentally discharged Wednesday night.


According to reports, Faulks was handling a firearm inside a friend’s dwelling at the Hidden Lakes Apartments, located at 180 Hidden Lakes Ct in Macon, when the firearm discharged striking him in the eye.

Faulks was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead of gunshot injuries on Thursday morning.

The cause of the shooting remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Macon is a city in central Georgia. Ocmulgee National Monument has large Native American earthen mounds from around 1000 A.D., and its museum displays artifacts spanning thousands of years. The Tubman Museum’s exhibits on African-American art, history and culture include a huge mural and the Inventors Gallery. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House shows memorabilia in the rock band’s former home – wikipedia.