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'No conscience, no impulse control with a gun': Bibb sheriff laments 'trend' after Uber driver shot while driving

The Sheriff's Office is looking for a turquoise older model Mazda M3. Sheriff Davis says the shooter is in his mid-20s, about 5'7, Black with shoulder-length dreads.

MACON, Ga. — Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says an Uber driver is fortunate to be alive after he was shot while driving on Bloomfield Road. 

Coroner Leon Jones says a bullet pierced the man's skull but didn't hit his brain.

Now, the Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating who shot the man. 

The question many have after hearing this news-- 'Was this shooting targeted?'

It happened at 8:30 at night at a busy intersection when many people are still out.

The sheriff says they're still investigating to try to answer that question. 

Meanwhile, people who commute on the west side of town say this is concerning. 

“We heard several gunshots,” said Jocelyn Dumas. She says she was at home watching a movie with her daughter Sunday night when she heard at least six shots. She now believes those shots came from less than a mile away.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says an Uber driver was driving on Bloomfield Road at this intersection at Chambers Road when he was shot in the back of the head while driving. 

“We don’t know if they knew each other. We don’t know if this is some kind of case of road rage or mistaken identity or something,” Sheriff Davis said. 

Investigators say it started near a convenience store on Chambers Road where the uber driver had just dropped off a ride.

A turquoise Mazda M3 began following him.

He says the uber driver let the Mazda pass him.

But then, the Mazda slowed down so the Uber driver went around him. 

“It was a leapfrogging situation where they were passing each other,” Davis said. 

Sheriff Davis says at some point, someone in the Mazda fired shots at the Uber driver, shooting him in the back of the head. They still are investigating whether the shooting was random or targeted. 

“I go that way to go to Walmart just to get food for my family so you have the constant thought, 'Am I a threat? Do I have that possibility of getting shot while just going to get food, groceries, gas, anything?'” Dumas said. 

The sheriff called the shooting “disappointing.”  

“It seems to be a trend we’re seeing of people that have no conscience, no impulse control with a gun in their hand,” Davis said. 

Sheriff Davis says they're looking for a turquoise older model Mazda M3.

Davis says the shooter is in his mid-20s, about 5'7, black with shoulder-length dreads.

If you have any information on the shooting, you can call Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500.


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