2 brothers charged in Macon gas station shooting

Two men have been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder in connection with a Monday shooting that injured two people, Macon police said.

Jawaski Keon Mack, 21, of Roseview Drive, was arrested Tuesday afternoon, said Sgt. Melanie Hofmann, a police spokeswoman.

Hofmann said a witness identified Mack as riding in the Honda involved in the shooting that took place about 7 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Marathon gas station located at the corner of Shurling Drive and New Clinton Road.

Mack’s brother, 19-year-old Jarvis Leon Mack who goes by the nickname “Nuke Nuke,” was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force at a house off Engle Drive at about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, said John Edgar, a deputy U.S. marshal.

Hofmann said 24-year-old Lavar Garrett, 24-year-old Jerico Oliver and 22-year-old Kentrell Jordan, all of Macon, were inside a teal-colored Chevrolet Impala when someone in a black Honda fired shots at the vehicle Monday night.

Oliver, who was shot in the head and upper torso, was listed in critical but stable condition Tuesday at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Hofmann said Garrett was shot in the foot and was listed in stable condition, she said.

Police have not released information regarding the motive for the shooting, how many shots were fired or what caliber weapon was used.“The investigation is still ongoing,” Hofmann said.

Jordan told police he was in the car with Garrett and Oliver who were on their way to the “Roseview area” to take Oliver to see “Nuke Nuke,” according to a police report released Tuesday. On the way, they pulled into the gas station parking lot and noticed a Honda pull up beside them, according to the report.

A man leaned out the window of the Honda and fired multiple rounds inside the Chevrolet Impala.

Jordan ducked down onto the seat and Garrett ducked down on top of him, according to the report.

At some point, Jordan got out of the car and ran into a bushy area behind the gas station. He eventually went into the gas station where he stayed until police arrived, according to the report.

Garrett, shot in the foot, managed to get inside the store where people inside came to his aid, according to the report.

Jarvis Mack, of Foster Road, was previously arrested on Feb. 17 for allegedly shooting 26-year-old Dexter Dewayne Bell in the face at his home at 2073 Jeffersonville Road on Feb. 15, Hofmann said.

He was released Feb. 18 on $22,000 bond, she said.

Jawaski Mack also was out on bond on pending criminal charges at the time of the shooting.

Jawaski Mack was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute Saturday, Hofmann said. He was released on $1,750 bond, she said. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.

To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.