1 shot, 1 pepper sprayed, 1 car stolen after fight breaks out in Macon's Freedom Park


MACON, Ga. -- Bibb County deputies are investigating an aggravated assault and vehicle theft after a fight between two groups of women resulted in one person getting shot, another getting pepper sprayed in the face and another person's vehicle stolen in Macon's Freedom Park.

A sheriff's report says deputies went to the park, located on Roff Ave., on August 16 in reference to a person shot and a stolen vehicle.

When they got to the scene, deputies saw that EMS was taking care of the shooting victim, who had reportedly been shot in the arm. The victim told deputies that a group of people were fighting in the street when he was shot, the report says.

After EMS took the shooting victim to the Medical Center, the victim who had been pepper sprayed in the face told deputies that she and some friends were going to "smoke" in the park when another woman started sending text messages about wanting to fight and asked where they all were, according to the report.

The pepper sprayed victim reportedly texted the other group back about her location, but decided to leave the park shortly afterwards. As she and her friends were driving away, a vehicle pulled into the street and blocked them in, the report says.

Both groups reportedly got out of their vehicles to fight. The pepper sprayed victim told deputies it was during this fight that a man was shot and someone "pulled out pepper spray and pepper sprayed everyone."

The victim who had her vehicle stolen reported that she was involved in the incident and that it was during the fight that someone stole her gold Ford 500, which she had left running. She reportedly heard someone tell another person to steal her car because the keys were left inside.

The report says that deputies found shell casings on Roff Ave., which were turned over to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office Crime Lab.

Anyone with information about this incident can call the sheriff's office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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