The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred just before 5:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. A Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy was in the 2900 block of Jeffersonville Road when he heard some gunshots. The shots came from the area of Emery Highway at Ocmulgee East Boulevard.

The deputy responded to the intersection of Emery Highway at Ocmulgee East Boulevard. He made contact with a male, later identified as 32 year old Melvin Curry. Curry was walking from a wooded area near the intersection. He told the deputy that he was in his 2006 Cadillac DTS in the area of Davis Homes a few minutes earlier when a small gray vehicle, possibly a Ford Fusion occupied by two black males, pulled up to his vehicle and one of the occupants in the gray vehicle started shooting at his vehicle. Curry stated he sped away and the gray vehicle followed behind him. Both vehicles entered onto Emery Highway, traveling east. Curry stated as he approached the intersection of Emery Highway at Ocmulgee East Boulevard, he lost control of his Cadillac and hit the building of the Eastside Flea Market located at the corner of Emery Highway and Ocmulgee East Boulevard.

It was reported to the deputy that Curry had exited his vehicle with a rifle, running over into a wooded area and dropped the rifle in the brush before the deputies arrived at the scene. Deputies at the scene recovered a rifle from the location where Curry was reported to have dropped it. Curry was detained and taken to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division for questioning and later released. A look out was placed on the suspect vehicle.

A Honda CRV that was not involved in the incident was struck by the gunfire at the intersection. The driver of the Honda was not injured. Another vehicle at the intersection of Emery Highway and Ocmulgee East Boulevard was struck by the small gray vehicle involved in the incident. That driver was not injured.

The incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.