The girlfriend of a Macon man who was shot and wounded over the weekend told authorities that a manager at the Church’s Chicken where her boyfriend works followed their car for about a mile and then opened fire.
She said her boyfriend, Louis Jackson, and the manager were fussing at the Georgia Avenue eatery when Jackson got off work shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday.
Details of the Vineville Avenue shooting, which happened about four blocks east of Pio Nono Avenue, emerged in a sheriff’s report released Monday.
Jackson’s girlfriend, Brittany Smith, 27, told Bibb County sheriff’s deputies that Church’s manager Kaishawn Conover wanted to fight Jackson as they left the restaurant.
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“But Louis said no and they left,” an incident report noted, adding that Conover, 22, followed the couple in his black 2005 Chevy Tahoe.
The report goes on to say that when Smith, who was driving, and Jackson approached Vineville’s intersection with Corbin Avenue near the Allman Brothers Band museum, Jackson told Smith to stop.
“(Jackson) got out of the car and went to the driver side of Mr. Conover’s car,” the sheriff’s report said, adding that the men “exchanged words.”
Conover then opened his door, “stuck a gun out and pulled the trigger like 3 or 4 times,” the report said, quoting Smith.
Smith said Jackson fought with Conover, trying to get the gun, the report said.
Jackson was lying in the road receiving CPR when the first deputy pulled up. He was said to be in critical-but-stable condition Monday at a Macon hospital. It wasn’t immediately clear where in the body he was shot.
Another witness, who called 911, was riding down Vineville and saw the shooting. The witness, while on the phone with sheriff’s dispatchers after the gunfire, followed Conover’s Tahoe until cops caught up.
Conover has since been jailed, charged with aggravated assault and driving under the influence of drugs.
The witness who followed him, according to the sheriff’s report, said that when the shooting happened Conover “looked as though ... he had his mind up that he was going to shoot the victim.”
The witness added, “He had no remorse in his eyes.”
To contact writer Joe Kovac Jr., call 744-4397 or find him on Twitter@joekovacjr.