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Woman, 20, shot at her bithday gathering; Two stores robbed at gunpoint in Macon

Bibb County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting of a 20-year-old at her birthday gathering and the armed robberies of two stores in Macon.
Bibb County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting of a 20-year-old at her birthday gathering and the armed robberies of two stores in Macon.
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A 20-year-old woman spent part of her birthday celebration in the hospital after she was shot during a family gathering Saturday night in Bibb County. So far, police have not arrested anyone in the shooting and they have not said what prompted the crime.

Around 9:15 p.m., deputies responded to the intersection of Lawton Drive and Holt Avenue after getting a report of a person shot, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. It was reported that Diamond Williams, of Macon, had been shot once in the upper leg while at a family gathering for her birthday, the sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Linda Howard said.

Williams was gone by the time deputies arrived, Howard said. She had been taken by friends to the Medical Center, the spokeswoman said. Williams’ injury was not life-threatening and she was listed in stable condition Saturday, Howard said.

So far, deputies have not released any details on the circumstances surrounding the shooting and it’s unclear if Williams was targeted.

Still the investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office on-call investigator at (478) 751-7500, or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at (877) 682-7463.

Deputies Investigate Two Commercial Armed Robberies

Deputies are investigating two armed robberies that happened about 40 minutes apart Saturday morning in Bibb County. No one was injured in either incident.

The first one happened around 12:20 a.m. at the Circle K at 5011 Romeiser Road, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Witnesses told deputies that a man entered the store with a black bag over his right hand and demanded money from the cash register, the sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Linda Howard said.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the in an unknown direction. He is described as black man wearing a lime green shirt, Khaki pants, and a white shirt over his face.

The second robbery happened around 1 a.m. at the Flash Foods at 3889 Vineville Ave., deputies said. Witnesses told deputies a man entered the store with a black bag over his right hand and demanded money from the cash register, Howard said. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the store in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as black man who was wearing a stripe shirt, dark color pants and a blue bandana over his face.

Anyone with information in reference to both incidents is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at (877) 682-7463.