Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to Woodard Avenue and Mosely Avenue just after 5:00PM Wednesday afternoon in reference to an aggravated assault and theft of a vehicle. Deputies met with 51 year old Daryl Hill. He stated that while he was looking at a house on the corner of Woodard Avenue and Moseley Avenue, he heard someone yell out to him that someone was stealing his vehicle. Hill advised that he then realized that he had left the keys in his gray, 2008 Ford Escape. Hill stated that he ran back to his vehicle and saw an unknown heavy set black male in the driver’s seat attempting to drive away.

Hill jumped into the vehicle in attempts to stop the suspect from taking it. He reported that the suspect in the vehicle was yelling for another unknown black male to come and help him. Hill stated the second suspect came over and tried to pull him out of the vehicle in attempts to help the suspect that was taking the vehicle. Hill jumped out of the vehicle when he realized the first suspect had a gun lying in the front seat. He stated that the suspect fired several shots from the vehicle as he was driving away. Hill was not struck, but did receive minor injuries to his hand and leg during the incident. He was transported to a local hospital and treated for the minor injuries and released. The second suspect did not get into the vehicle, but did run from the scene

A lookout was placed on the vehicle. Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies located the stolen vehicle just after 9:00PM Wednesday night in the 800 block of Patton Avenue. No further information is available on the suspects at this time.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens to take their keys out of the vehicle and lock it when left unoccupied and never confront a criminal attempting to take your vehicle. Get a good description of the suspect if possible and direction the vehicle was last seen traveling. Notify the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office or your local law enforcement agency immediately.