Search for ‘cold-hearted' Macon Hot Wings Plus killer continues
MACON, Ga. -- Cold-hearted and heinous.
That’s how Captain Shermaine Jones with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit describes the person who shot and killed Jian Fang Wang -- owner of Hot Wings Plus on Pio Nono Ave. in Macon -- on August 23, 2017.
“The lead investigator on this case and the whole sheriff’s office, we want to make sure we find this person,” Jones said.
Captain Jones said it was shortly after 10 p.m. when the crime happened. The business had just closed.
Employees, along with Wang, were leaving for the night and walking to their cars. Captain Jones said Wang had just sat down in his vehicle and put the key in the ignition.
“He doesn’t have time to throw hands up. He doesn’t have time to react to what’s going on. He’s shot," Jones says. "The assailant goes in, enters his vehicle and takes what we believe is the bank bag."
An off-duty investigator happened to be driving down Pio Nono Ave. moments after the crime happened. He saw employees panicking in the parking lot and stopped to help, but even that quick response wasn’t enough. The gunman got away.
WGXA News Reporter Evan Watson was live on the scene shortly after it happened.
“I don’t think Mr. Wang even had enough time to react to what was going on,” Jones added.
Captain Jones said after questioning a person who lived close to the business, investigators were led to believe a dark-colored Sedan may have been involved somehow.
“The information never panned out to where we got somebody that we could narrow down to say, ‘this person or these people are responsible,’” Jones said.
There was, however, surveillance video of the parking lot.
The video is grainy and the area wasn’t well lit, but investigators were still able to determine a vague description of the killer.
“There were enough physical features for us to see that, yeah, that’s a black male," Jones said. "But we couldn’t tell hair, facial hair or anything like that."
Right now, investigators believe only one person was involved in the crime and say there is nothing at this point indicating there were more people involved. They’re asking anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME with information. There is a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.