Macon man killed in Warner Robins gas station shooting

jburk@macon.comJanuary 23, 2014 


Warner Robins police said a man died in the wake of a shooting at the Wal-Mart gas station about noon Thursday.


WARNER ROBINS -- One man is dead after a Thursday shooting at the gas station in front of the Wal-Mart on Booth Road.

Few details were available surrounding the noon shooting at Murphy USA. Warner Robins police identified the victim as Monnie Joseph Brabham IV, 32, of Macon.

As of early evening, no arrests had been made in the case, according to police spokeswoman Tabitha Clark.

Authorities were looking for two men in the shooting, although their descriptions were not available.

During the episode, C.B. Watson Primary, Pearl Stephens Elementary, Huntington Middle and Warner Robins High schools, as well as Houston County Crossroads Center, were placed on a “code red” lockdown, said Houston schools spokeswoman Beth McLaughlin. Russell Elementary was told to go to code yellow.

A code red requires locking the school and classroom doors. Everyone must stay in their classroom with the lights turned off and move away from the windows. During a code yellow, doors are locked, and students remain in classrooms, but teaching continues.

The lockdown was lifted at 1:41 p.m.

By 3:30 p.m., police had blocked off the area surrounding the gas station, including a small portion of Booth Road.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call detective Mark Wright at 478-302-5387 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 478-742-2330.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously by texting them to CRIMES (274637) and including the keyword WRPD in the body of the text.

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