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Woman Dies After Shooting at Gray Highway Gas Station

A 65-year-old woman died after she was shot at a busy east Macon gas station at lunchtime Tuesday. A man was taken into custody.

Macon Police, Robbery Suspects in Shootout

Macon police detectives exchanged fire Monday night with three men who tried to rob a business, according to a news release.

They say it happened around 8 p.m. on Montpelier Avenue.

Witnesses told 13WMAZ's Judy Le that the shootout apparently happened after three armed men wearing masks tried to rob an auto body shop.

Macon police say when two detectives arrived on scene, the robbers took the first shot. The detectives fired back and started chase. 

"It sounded like a war zone with so many bullets that was going back and forth and ricocheting across the street," says witness Keisha Thomas.  

Another witness, Tracy Dumas says, "Eight gunfire shots it sounded like so we kind of hit the deck in the back room. My mother was standing on the front porch and she saw the detective run that way, shooting at I guess, the suspects.

Witnesses say Macon police quickly flooded the neighborhood.

Police: Home Invader Shoots Macon Man

A Macon man was shot Monday by a home invader, according to a police news release.

It happened around 5:10 p.m. on Brevard Drive in South Macon.

According to the release, the victim arrived at his home in the 2400 block of Brevard Drive, off Rocky Creek Road, and an unseen home invader shot him as he got out of his vehicle. 

He was hit in the right thigh.

His condition is not known and there are no other details available at this time.

Shots Fired in Macon Parking Lot

Macon police officers are looking for the person, or people, who fired shots at a group of people in a parking lot.

According to a Macon Police news release, at 6:14 p.m. Monday a red Lincoln Town Car with tinted windows and 22-inch rims drove past a parking lot in the 3300 block of Sherry Drive. That's south of Eisenhower Parkway near Pio Nono Avenue. 

Someone inside that vehicle fired shots at a group of people. No one was injured, but two vehicles were hit.

If you have any information about this shooting, contact Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

Police: Man Assaults Two Macon Officers

Police: Man Assaults Two Macon Officers

A fight broke out in downtown Macon shortly after last call Saturday around 2 a.m.

As bike patrol officers attempted to break it up, police say 23-year-old Deja Antonio Grier punched two officers.

One of the assaulted officers had to be treated for his injuries, receiving six stitches around his eye to close two wounds sustained in the fracas.

The fight took place on Cherry Street near Martin Luther King Blvd.

Police searched Grier and found a small bag of marijuana. He was taken to the Bibb County jail and charged with battery on an officer, aggravated assault, felony obstruction and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Grier's bail was set at $9,385 and he remains in jail at this time.

Weaver 7th Grader Expected in Court Friday

Weaver 7th Grader Expected in Court Friday

A Weaver Middle School seventh grader is expected to go before a juvenile judge Friday morning at 9, according to District Attorney Greg Winters.

The student is accused of bringing a gun to a school classroom in his shoe.

David Gowan, the school district's Director of Risk Management told us the gun was discovered around 11:30 a.m Wednesday.

A news release calls it a small-caliber handgun. While Gowan said he did not know if it was loaded or not, a Campus Police Officer told 13WMAZ it was not loaded.

The school was never put on lockdown status.

The 14-year-old male student told investigators that he found the weapon near some bushes while he was waiting for his bus to arrive.

Macon Police Step Up Patrol for Gang Anniversary

Exactly one year ago, a string of four drive-by shootings left eight men wounded.

Macon Police Chief Mike Burns said the shootings happened at parties thrown by Crip gang members on September 12th.

Wednesday night, a large group of people filled up a block of Pansy Avenue in Macon.

Jami Gaudet with the Macon Police Department said police were aware of the party and took extra safety measures.

She would not go into further detail about how they prepared for the evening, but a mobile police command center was set up a few blocks away from the gathering along with a member of the Georgia State Patrol.