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Here is a roundup of crime news from the past week:

Victim shoots suspect in robbery attempt, sheriff’s office says

A suspect was shot in an attempted robbery in downtown Macon early Sunday, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office report.

The incident happened at about 3:49 a.m. on Cherry Street, according to a release. Brett Bledsoe, 30, was walking home from work when he stopped in front of The Rookery restaurant, which was closed, while texting on his cellphone.

Two males approached him from behind and one threw him to the ground, then both began to attack him, the release stated. Bledsoe pulled a handgun and fired multiple times, and the suspects ran. One suspect was struck by a bullet and fell.

The suspect that was shot was identified at Phileman Kamal Freeman, 22, of Macon. He was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health and is in stable condition. Bledsoe had minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Investigators are trying to identify the second suspect involved. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

Suspects identified in shooting that left woman in critical condition

One man has been arrested and another suspect is being sought in connection with a shooting in Macon that left a woman in critical condition.

The shooting happened at 10:37 p.m. Friday on Sunnydale Drive, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office release. Lawanda Curry, 35, was standing in a yard talking to Ronald Glover when a red SUV pulled up. Shots were fired, striking Curry in the abdomen. She was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health and is in critical but stable condition.

Investigators identified two suspects, Tavarius Marques Flowers, 29, of Macon and Davarius Antonio Curry. Flowers was arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated assault. Curry is still being sought. Shunliyah Curry is also being sought for questioning.

The two being sought are related to the victim, the release stated, but it did not say how they are related.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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Davarius Antonio Curry, left, is wanted for the shooting of Lawanda Curry. Tavarius Marques Flowers, center, has been arrested for that shooting. Jared Al Farley, right, is wanted for the robbery of Cook Out restaurant on Brookhaven Road on June 15.

Suspect identified in Cook Out robbery

A suspect has been identified in the robbery of Cook Out restaurant on Brookhaven Road on June 15.

Jared Al Farley, 22, of Macon, was identified as the suspect with the help of deputies and the public, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office release.

He is being sought on a charge of armed robbery. He is known to frequent the west Macon area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.Shooting victim critical after crashing while attempting to drive himself to hospital.

Shooting victim critical after crashing car while driving to hospital

A shooting victim is in critical condition after crashing as he attempted to drive himself to a hospital.

Ricky Briscoe, 31, was shot during a fight Saturday, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office release.

The incident happened at about 10:27 p.m. at the intersection of Villa Crest Avenue and Houston Avenue. Briscoe got into a fight with another man and was shot, the release stated.

Briscoe tried to drive himself to a hospital but hit a telephone pole near the intersection of Edgewood Avenue and Concord Street. Passersby stopped and took Briscoe to the Medical Center, Navicent Health. He is in critical but stable condition.

No information on a possible suspect was released.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.



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