It was just after 3 a.m. Sunday when the guys with the guns announced their arrival with a yell.
A pair of men who had just left Club Envy, a popular bar on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in downtown Macon, were standing on the sidewalk out front.
That was when, according to an account of the episode in a Bibb County sheriff’s report, the men “started hearing and seeing a group of guys” they had never seen.
The unknown guys hollered, “Wilco in the house! We own Macon!”
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The sheriff’s report doesn’t mention what “Wilco” may refer to, though it could well be a reference to neighboring Wilkinson County.
Telegraph crime reporters couldn’t recall a local street gang that employs such a moniker, and Wilco, the Chicago-based alternative rock band whose 2017 tour begins Wednesday, was most assuredly not playing Club Envy that night.
The two men who had just left the club — Zyril Frazier and Eddie Evans — apparently told the police that “words were exchanged with the suspects, a fight started and then gunshots were heard,” the sheriff’s report noted.
The report doesn’t say where exactly the gunfire broke out, but Frazier, 21, was shot in the hand. A bullet struck Evans, 35, in his right leg.