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UPDATE: Robbery suspect who was shot by Macon police died of self-inflicted wound

An autopsy revealed the man who was shot by Macon police Monday after fleeing from an armed robbery at a Checkers restaurant died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Tuesday.

Jones said Benjamin Hill, 27, of 157 Alview Dr., was shot once in the head with a 9 mm handgun.

While examining Hill’s body, the medical examiner found a contact wound on his head that is consistent with someone shooting himself in the head, Jones said.

Hill also was shot twice in the shoulder by a .45-caliber handgun -- the same caliber as Macon police carry, Jones said.

Macon police chased the car Hill was riding in with 26-year-old Eric Laren Daniels soon after the 9:30 a.m. holdup at the Checkers located on Spring Street.

Hill got out of the car near the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Toombs Street and fled into a vacant apartment, according to the police.

When officers started to check the building, Hill started shooting at police, Hill escaped out of a broken front window and continued to shoot at police who returned fire, according to the police.

Officers continued to chase Daniels in the car until he wrecked the vehicle at the corner of Mead and Guy Paine roads. Daniels was charged with armed robbery and violating probation, according to the police.

Information from The Telegraph Archives was included in this report.

Check back at Macon.com and read Wednesday’s Telegraph for more information.

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