Screams of agony were heard by dozens of people Thursday afternoon as a woman ran full-speed toward the Bloomfield grocery mart, tearing through the yellow crime scene tape surrounding the body of her 25-year-old son.
Kareem Mano of Edna Place had been shot multiple times, Bibb County Chief Coroner Leon Jones said.
Mano’s body was lying in the parking lot of USA Grocery at the intersection of Rocky Creek and Bloomfield roads after the 3:20 p.m. shooting.
Mano had been arguing, “perhaps about a cell phone,” with the shooter before the gunfire, Sheriff David Davis said. It was reported that both men had guns.
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“The argument escalated from a verbal disagreement to the point where weapons were drawn and gunshots rang out,” the sheriff said. “We are looking for a black male with a low haircut wearing a red shirt with blue sweatpants and red, black and white sneakers.”
Crime scene tape was stretched across Rocky Creek Road, blocking traffic for more than two hours. Mano’s body was behind a white Ford SUV parked beside some gas pumps.
His death makes Bibb County’s fifth homicide this year and its second in less than 24 hours.
Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of Kareem Mano.