An argument inside Club Status led to a fatal confrontation in the parking lot, where a 29-year-old Macon man was shot to death early Wednesday morning.
Aquallo Davis Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.
Bibb County sheriff’s investigators are looking for a smoke gray Jeep Cherokee, with a brush guard, that was made during the 2000s, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Four black men were in the vehicle. The driver may have dreadlocks and was wearing a baseball cap when last seen. One of the passengers also has dreadlocks and gold teeth, the release said.
Two off-duty deputies were working security at the nightclub at 4740 Pio Nono Ave., said Lt. Randy Gonzalez, a public information officer for the sheriff’s office.
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Club bouncers ejected people who were arguing inside, and the altercation spilled into the parking lot.
“There were a lot of people out here at the time, and the deputies were trying to break the fights up,” Gonzalez said.
The off-duty officers heard one gunshot, and E-911 received a call about a person shot about 3 a.m.
Deputy Clay Williams said the suspected gunman may have left the parking lot in the Cherokee.
Davis’ friends and family started gathering in the parking lot after 4 a.m.
Women were sobbing and hugging as investigators huddled behind crime scene tape roping off the right side of the building.
This is the 17th homicide in Bibb County this year, Jones said.
“Just another sad day for Macon-Bibb,” Jones said. “That’s two homicides in one week.”
Anyone with information on the vehicle or the people inside it is urged to phone anonymous tips to Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.