Macon police seek public’s help in S&S Cafeteria shooting case

Telegraph staffSeptember 23, 2013 

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S&S Cafeteria on Riverside Drive in Macon was the scene of a shooting late Friday night during a robbery.

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The suspects who shot an assistant manager at S&S Cafeteria in a Friday robbery were still inside the Riverside Drive restaurant when police arrived at about 9:45 p.m., employees told police.

The front doors were locked by a dead bolt. At the back door, which also was locked, officers heard that an employee also was still inside, according to a Macon police report released Monday.

When the officers knocked on the door, assistant manager Vantoine Eason came outside and had been shot, according to the report.

Police went inside but didn’t find the masked intruders who allegedly robbed the restaurant about 90 minutes after it closed, according to the report.

The suspects wore black and left in a black, four-door vehicle, but the make and model are not known, police said. They carried a small-caliber handgun.

Eason was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia for his bullet wound. He remained hospitalized Monday but is expected to make a full recovery, according to a news release.

Officers took as evidence Eason’s shirt and the bullet that was removed from Eason, according to the report.

Police are asking for help identifying the suspects.

“Someone knows the identity of these suspects and we ask citizens to do their civic duty by sharing any information they may have on possible suspects,” police Maj. Charles Stone said in the release. “Citizens are a critical link in solving crimes and we count on them for tips, leads and information.”

Anonymous callers could be eligible for cash rewards by leaving information with Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

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