Downtown Macon fatal shooting, one person dead,suspect still free.

28 days ago

Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting in downtown Macon which left one dead person.

A man identified as 28- year-old Quinton Tylor Benyard of Eastman was discovered by deputies at the corner of Poplar and Third Street around 1:00 a.m. Friday morning, suffering a gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim was immediately taken to Medical Center Navicent Health by ambulance. According to the hospital staff, he passed away at around 3:30 a.m. The identity of the man is unknown at this time.

the victim was involved in an altercation at a local nightclub, prior to the incident. Investigators are continuing to speak with possible witnesses to determine what happened and also to identify the man.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.