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Ga. town stunned after woman killed at gas station

ATLANTA — A chance encounter at a Georgia gas station left a 65-year-old woman dead and a 73-year-old man facing a murder charge after authorities say the woman’s car and his motorized wheelchair bumped, and he opened fire, police said Wednesday.

Linda Hunnicutt had just pulled into the gas station in Macon, shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday and stepped out of her Buick Lucerne when the man pulled a gun and fatally shot her, city police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet said. ‘‘The whole encounter, I can tell you, was very brief,’’ Gaudet said.

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Hunnicutt had driven onto the gas pump bay when the two vehicles made contact, police say. She was shot once in the chest with a .38-caliber handgun, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said.

The suspect, Frank Louis Reeves, was arrested in the gas station parking lot and being held without bond on a murder charge at the Bibb County Jail, authorities said.

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