Police: Macon man shot, killed Sunday was trying to rob men

UPDATE:The second suspect has turned himself to Bibb County deputies. He is charged with murder.

Bibb County deputies are saying that a man who was shot and killed late Sunday on Gray Highway was attempting to rob three other men.

Bibb County deputies found Migel Diadell, 20, lying on the ground with gunshot wounds behind O'Reilly Auto Parts at about 11 p.m. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to a Monday morning news release from the sheriff's office, two men - Travis Edenfield, 18, and Joseph Shedd, 17, - were unloading equipment at a building next door to O'Reilly's. Deputies say Diadell and another unidentified man approached the two men with a gun demanding money.


The suspects forced Shedd and Edenfield into a truck and drove to an ATM in an attempt to get the victims to withdraw cash, the news release states.

When that didn't work, the suspects drove the victims back to the area behind the O'Reilly's. The suspects ordered the men to call their boss, 34-year-old Brian Hinkle, telling him to bring money.

Hinkle showed up, the news release states.

The suspects ordered Edenfield to walk over to Hinkle's vehicle and get the money, according to the news release.

Diadell reportedly began running towards Hinkle and Edenfield firing his gun at them.

Hinkle, who had his gun, returned fire striking Diadell three times, the news release states.

No charges have been filed and the case is still being investigated, according to the news release.

Authorities say they're still looking for the other suspected robber.


A Macon man was shot and killed late Sunday night.

Bibb County deputies were called to O'Reilly Auto Parts, 928 Gray Highway at about 11 p.m., according to a sheriff's office news release. When they arrived, the found Migel Diadell, 20, lying on the ground behind the building with a gunshot wound.

Diadell was taken by ambulance to Medical Center Navicent Health where he was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m., according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

No arrests were made and investigators are interviewing witness, the new release states.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers, 1-877-68CRIME.

The killing is Bibb County's 23 homicide this year. There were 16 homicides in 2014 and 17 in 2013.

Interactive Map: Macon-Bibb County 2015 homicides

Macon-Bibb County 2015 homicide suspects



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