A 17-year-old is in custody and Bibb County sheriff’s deputies seek to identify other suspects in two shootings Sunday near Macon Kroger supermarkets.
Amir Chance Nelms, of Stone Mountain, was caught with the help of someone who saw him run from the shooting after 6 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the Kroger at 5928 Zebulon Road, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
Nelms reportedly ran from a stolen silver Honda Accord believed to be involved in car break-ins Saturday at the Summer Park Apartments at 4658 Mercer University Drive.
Witnesses spotted the car on Bloomfield Road and followed it to the shopping center parking lot on Zebulon Road.
Once they stopped shots were fired from the Accord toward the car following it, but no one was hit.
Nelms, who is being held on a bond of more than $11,000, is charged with theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and discharging a firearm on the property of another.
Investigators are trying to identify others in the car with Nelms and determine whether the shooting was related to more gunfire just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the Baconsfield Kroger at 400 North Ave.
In that case, shots were fired from a vehicle toward a man who ran from a Kia at the stop sign on the North Avenue side of the parking lot.
Employees said the store closed during the investigation and that a worker’s car in the parking lot was damaged by the gunfire.