Woman shoots Vineville area gunman in Macon robbery attempt shoot-out

lfabian@macon.comApril 21, 2012 

A woman fired back from her car as two gunmen tried to rob her early Saturday after she dropped off a friend on English Avenue.

She wounded one of the would-be bandits who ran away and wrecked their car on the way to the hospital, according to a Macon Police Department news release.

The victim, whose identity was not released, told police that shortly before 2 a.m. she heard yelling before seeing a gunman demanding money at her passenger window, identified by Macon police Saturday afternoon as 32-year-old Brenton Lance Spencer, and another man with a gun in front of the vehicle, which was not described in the release.

Spencer, dressed in black to her right, shot at her and she returned fire, apparently wounding him in the chest before the gunmen ran away, according to the report.

Police were first called to the robbery scene in the 2000 block of English Avenue behind Vineville Academy, but apparently went to meet the woman at the fire station at Pio Nono and Roff avenues, where she likely sought refuge.

In the meantime, the gunmen and at least one other person wrecked their getaway vehicle, allegedly running a red light at the intersection of Forsyth and College streets.

Police say they flagged down another driver to take Spencer to The Medical Center of Central Georgia, where he remained Saturday under Macon police supervision.

Spencer will go to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center after he is released from the Medical Center.

The other suspects ran behind the convenience store next to the Ronald McDonald House, ditched their weapons and got away.

Police found the guns and determined they matched the caliber of those used in the botched holdup.

Police are now looking for a second suspect, 30-year-old Dantre Horatio Shivers, with warrants to arrest Spencer and Shivers on aggravated assault charges.

Anyone with information is urged to call Macon police or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68CRIME.

Staff writer Andrea Castillo contributed to this report.

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