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Father of two shot to death on Grenada Terrace in Macon

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A 25-year-old Macon man was shot to death Thursday morning – and investigators said they have not yet determined who shot the man and why.

The shooting happened shortly before 4:40 a.m. on Grenada Terrace, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Someone had shot Terrance Vanderick Dent, Jr., of Villa Esta Avenue, in the chest and thigh and left him to die.

But he wasn’t pronounced dead until after he was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Sean DeFoe said. No one else was injured in the shooting, he said.

So far, investigators have not released any details on the circumstances surrounding the shooting. But has it turned out the father of two girls, 6-months-old and 4, has been in trouble with the law and was facing more jail time.

Dent was originally charged with murder and aggravated assault in the Nov. 20, 2010, slaying of 20-year-old Denzel Clark on Cleveland Avenue, according to the Macon Telegraph. But the charges against him were dismissed after Germany Durrell Ray pleaded guilty to killing Clark during a large party off of Vineville Avenue where a 17-year-old girl was also shot.

Dent was also implicated as a party to the crime of armed robbery in July of 2007, but the case was dead-docketed after his co-defendant pleaded guilty, the paper reported.

In July of 2010, Dent pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in a case from November of 2008. In February of this year, Dent's probation officer petitioned Superior Court to have his probation revoked after Dent allegedly tested positive for marijuana in January of 2013, the paper reported. He also allegedly failed to report as directed and had at least six times violated his curfew, which required he be home from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.

The petition also stated Dent had committed the new offenses of obstruction in May of 2013 and simple battery, family violence in December of last year, the paper reported.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and leave a message for the on call investigator at (478) 751-7500 or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at (877) 682-7463.

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