The former principal of Appling Middle School was shot in the stomach as he was carjacked Sunday night at Tattnall Square Park across from Mercer University.
Robert Stevenson, 37, told police he was getting out of his silver Acura near the tennis courts shortly at about 9:45 p.m. when a gunman approached and demanded his keys and wallet. After the victim complied and handed over the items, the gunman fired two shots as the victim tried to get away, said Jami Gaudet, the public information officer for the Macon Police Department.
Stevenson ran to a nearby house where the people inside called 911. He remains hospitalized after surgery but is expected to recover.
The suspect is described as a black male who was wearing a red cap and red shirt over dark blue jeans, the release stated.
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Allegations that Stevenson choked a student led to him being placed on administrative leave before he resigned on Dec. 31, 2009. Bibb County School Board members filed an ethics complaint against former Superintendent Sharon Patterson when Stevenson's case and another were not immediately reported to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
Anyone with information is asked to call Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68CRIME.
Telegraph staff writer Julie Hubbard contributed to this report.