Police: Cross-dressing man shot during Macon liquor store robbery

Macon police are investigating an armed robbery Saturday evening at ABC Liquor store, 1194 Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Shortly before 6:45 p.m., authorities allege Ricky Johnson entered the package store dressed in a ladies wig and skirt, jumped over the front counter displaying a gun and demanded money from a clerk.

Johnson obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fired one gunshot inside the business as he fled, police said. An employee returned gunfire, injuring Johnson in the upper thigh near the buttocks, according to authorities.

About 7 p.m., a Macon police dispatch operator said someone called 911, reporting a man with a gunshot wound in The Medical Center of Central Georgia’s Green Deck parking area.

Authorities said they located Johnson in the parking area, along with the weapon and the cash allegedly involved in the liquor store robbery.

Macon police Sgt. Melanie Hofmann could not confirm how Johnson had reached the downtown hospital.

He was transported by ambulance from the parking deck to the street-level emergency room, she said.

The incident remains under investigation by Macon police.

Charges are pending, she said. No other injuries were reported.