A man who was shot in the stomach flagged down a Macon Transit Authority bus driver just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Michael Gribble, 23, of Macon, had been riding with two other men in an orange Honda with a Jones County license plate, which was left in the 2700 block of Bonnie Avenue in the Bloomfield neighborhood, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
Gribble told investigators he was in the back seat and riding with two others when they got into an argument. The driver pulled over, and the man in the front passenger seat got out, shot Gribble and ran away with the driver, the release said.
Along came a Macon Transit Authority bus, and Gribble stopped the driver, who called 911.
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The wounded man was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was in stable condition hours later.
A crime lab technician photographed the abandoned car, which was parked with its flashers blinking about half a block from Nesbit Drive. The vehicle was towed to the crime lab.
The gunman is described as a black man who is about 6 feet tall and was wearing a black shirt and brown cargo pants.
Earlier Tuesday morning, a juvenile was wounded in an accidental shooting in the Lynmore Estates neighborhood, Bibb sheriff’s Lt. Randy Gonzalez said, but the two incidents do not appear to be connected.
Anyone with information is urged to call an investigator at 478-751-7500 or phone anonymous tips to Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.
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