AMERICUS — A man has been hospitalized after being shot as he left his mother's funeral about 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in rural Sumter County. Reports identify the man as 53-year-old Jack Aycock. Aycock was attending the funeral of his mother at Concord United Methodist Church, nine miles west of Americus on Ga. Highway 30.
Investigators told WALB Albany that Aycock was shot in the chest by a woman with a pistol. That report says they have confirmed that the woman "is in custody and is a relative of Aycock's estranged wife."
Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith told the Times-Recorder "one's been taken to the hospital and one's been taken to the jail," but would not identigy the victim or the alleged shooter.