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Macon man shot during altercation at traffic light

A 21-year-old Macon man was shot early Sunday morning at the intersection of Pio Nono Avenue and Rocky Creek Road, according to a police report.

Dexter Maxwell Jr., of Village Green Drive, was shot in the upper torso at about 3 a.m., said Sgt. Melanie Hofmann, police spokeswoman.

Police released a report on the incident Monday. Maxwell was listed in stable condition at a local hospital Monday, Hofmann said.

Tarryl Harris, 23, told police he was a passenger in a car traveling northbound on Pio Nono Avenue that stopped at the traffic light at Rocky Creek Road. At the traffic light, a man from another car walked over and started hitting him in the face with his fist, according to the report.

Harris then shot the man, later identified as Maxwell, one time, according to the report.

The driver of the vehicle Harris was riding in then drove to her home where Harris got into his own vehicle and drove to the police department’s Precinct 1 office where he called the police and told officers he had shot someone, according to the report.

Hofmann said officers still are investigating the shooting and no arrests have been made. Hofmann said Harris had a legal permit to conceal and carry his gun.

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