A 19-year-old Macon man was killed Thursday night and three other people were injured in a gambling-related altercation on Majestic Court.
Thirty to 50 people were standing on the side of the road in the King’s Park neighborhood of east Bibb County, off Masseyville Road, when police arrived just after 11 p.m., according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office report released Friday.
Two men were lying in the road. Gabriel Palmer, 21, had been hit by a car. Andrew Sims, 19, had been shot in the chest, according to the report.
Another man, 32-year-old Demario Shinholster, was on the ground between a house and a fence, shot in the abdomen and leg.
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A witness told deputies that five people -- Sims, Palmer, a 16-year-old Macon boy and two others -- had pulled up in a white Honda Accord and accused him of stealing money from them last week while they were gambling, according to the report.
The witness said a crowd started to gather beside the road and he punched Palmer in the face. When Palmer hit the ground, several people started shooting.
Several people jumped into the Honda and left. Palmer was struck by the car, he told deputies.
Sims was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour after the shooting. The witness told deputies that Sims was shot by one of the people who arrived with him in the Honda, according to the report.
At some point, authorities learned the 16-year-old who arrived in the Honda was at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his left hand. The teenager, whose name has not been released, Palmer and Shinholster were listed in stable condition Friday.
Authorities found a revolver in front of a neighbor’s mailbox loaded with seven cartridges. Two of them had been fired.
The witness had an outstanding bench warrant and charge for failure to appear in court. He was detained for further questioning.
No one in the crowd was willing to give a written statement.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 877-68-CRIME.
To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, 744-4398.