A 28-year-old woman was shot in the back early Friday morning during a home invasion attempted armed robbery at 3954 Lindwood Drive in south Macon.
Dan Medley said he and his girlfriend, Nhadia Montrieul, were in bed when two men kicked in their door and demanded money shortly after 5 a.m. Friday.
I said, Please, sir, Ill give you your money, whatever you want, Medley said.
He went outside to get some cash he kept in his truck, he said, but it was locked.
So Im like dadgum, what can I do? So, the only thing I could do was holler out, Ive got you, Ive got you. Youd better get out right now! So he came out the side door and he started shooting at me and shooting at me, Medley said.
He jumped to the side of the door and after he saw the two men run away, he went back in the house.
When I came in, back in the house, my girl was lying in the ground, shot in her side, Medley said.
He drove her to the Mystik Food Store at 2075 Rocky Creek Road to be picked up by an ambulance.
I sat there so long trying to help her breathe and help her with everything I could, said an emotional Medley, who had driven back to Lindwood Drive and was waiting to talk to investigators.
The couple was in the process of moving, he said.
Montrieul was in stable condition Friday afternoon, according to a Macon police news release.
Officers arrested another resident of the house, Matthew Black Sauls, 25, who was charged with possession of methamphetamine and a probation violation in this third arrest in Bibb County, the release stated.
Neighbors say they heard gunfire that sounded like it came from two different weapons.
One man said he heard someone hollering at the woman Get up, (expletive).
The neighbor said he started loading his own gun while calling 911.
Those gathered on the street as the sun was coming up said it was a good little neighborhood, but they suspected drug dealers had been operating in the area because there was a lot of traffic in and out.
Maybe that will close the drug house down, one of them said.
At least theyll know to keep an eye on it, another replied.
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