Public’s help sought to ID suspect in east Macon shooting

Authorities are asking the public to help identify a suspect involved in the Saturday killing of a 19-year-old man at an abandoned east Macon car wash.

The suspect is described as a black man, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall, with dreadlocks and gold teeth, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap and a red and black jacket. He may have a silver .380-caliber handgun, the release said.

He was last seen in the Main Street area not far from the Macon Coliseum after the shooting at the old car wash, which sits at the intersection of Jones Avenue and Main Street.

Marquis Reginald Lowe, of 365 Rogers Ave., was fatally shot several times in the chest about 6:30 p.m. A man named Malik Young told Bibb deputies that he and Lowe were meeting another person at the car wash so that Lowe could sell a gun, an incident report noted.

Young said at the car wash another man walked up to their 2004 Chevy Tahoe and when Lowe handed over the gun, the man “turned the gun on (Lowe)” and they “started to tussle over the gun” and the man shot Lowe, the report said. Young then drove Lowe to the hospital a couple of blocks away.

Young told deputies the last phone number in Lowe’s cellphone belonged to the suspect, the report said.

An autopsy was expected Monday.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.