The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault incident that occurred near the intersection of Jasmine Avenue and Oakland Avenue at around 10:45 a.m.

Investigators that were in the area, quickly arrived at the scene. They located an unresponsive male in the back yard of an unoccupied residence, located at 1509 Oakland Avenue. Investigators discovered that the male was not breathing and immediately began to perform life saving measures. The male began to breath on his own. Investigators noticed that the male was bleeding in the chest area, from a gunshot wound, and applied a chest seal from a medical kit.

 Once paramedics arrived, the male victim, 25-year-old Latrell Howard, was transported to Atrium Health Navicent, and is listed in critical but stable condition.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.Further information will be released when it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500, Investigator Todd Durbin at (478) 952-8525, or the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.