Beef over bread triggered Macon shooting

lfabian@macon.comAugust 21, 2014 

A 22-year-old Macon man was shot several times late Wednesday in an argument that a witness said erupted over a 98-cent loaf of bread.

Glenwood Van Lee Lamar was wounded about 11:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of Ash Street, a few blocks southeast of Tattnall Square Park near Calhoun Street.

Lamar was in stable condition at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, a Thursday statement from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said. One of Lamar’s injuries was a gunshot wound to his lower back.

James Jereal Watson, of Alberts Lane, turned himself in at the Bibb Law Enforcement Center and was booked about 1 a.m. Thursday, according to Bibb jail records. Watson, 18, was charged with aggravated assault.

Witnesses said Lamar and others were exchanging words after a dispute about some food -- a loaf of bread, as it turned out -- which triggered the shooting.

A woman who lives in the 1000 block of Ash Street, at a house where Lamar and Watson also stayed, reported hearing five or six shots after she heard Lamar and two other men arguing “over some bread,” an incident report noted.

Another witness told The Telegraph on Thursday that someone at the house had eaten bread that belonged to a woman there, a transgression that led to bloodshed.

Staff writer Joe Kovac Jr. contributed to this report.

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