The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man spotted on surveillance footage at a Napier Avenue gas mart where a car was stolen Sept. 7.
A deputy saw the stolen Mercedes ML320 and followed it to an apartment complex. One man ran from the car and the other revved its engine, turning toward the deputy.
The deputy fired shots as it drove away. The car was found a day later about three miles from the complex on Vinson Avenue.
The man being sought was seen in footage from the gas mart’s surveillance cameras about the time the car was stolen. The gas mart is a Marathon station in the 3100 block of Napier, across from a Family Dollar at the intersection of Hillcrest Boulevard.
A sheriff’s deputy spotted the stolen burgundy 1998 Mercedes about 2 miles away on Log Cabin Drive at Eisenhower Parkway. The deputy tried to stop the car after it pulled into Sandy Springs Apartments at 3044 Bloomfield Drive, but the driver kept going. He stopped at the end of the complex.
A passenger got out and ran, authorities say. The driver, meanwhile, revved the engine and turned toward the deputy as the officer was walking up to the car. The deputy fired several shots as the driver sped away.