The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred at the Magnolia Court Hotel, located in the 4700 block of Pio Nono Avenue. This portion of the hotel is located directly behind the Valero gas station. The incident was called into the Macon-Bibb 911 Center at 3:15 p.m.
Witnesses stated that an altercation occurred between two individuals at the hotel. One of the individuals brandished a handgun and shot the other. After the shooting, the suspect fled the scene and crossed Pio Nono Avenue. A description of the suspect was given to responding deputies. The patrol deputies located the suspect just after he crossed Pio Nono Avenue and entered the parking lot of the Magnolia Court Hotel. This portion of the hotel is on the eastern side of Pio Nono Avenue. Patrol deputies apprehended the suspect and also recovered a handgun. The suspect, 34-year-old Willie Lee Daniels was transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division to be interviewed.
The victim of the shooting, 32-year-old Lance Michael Terrell, was transported to the Atrium Health Navicent by ambulance and is reported to be in critical condition.
This investigation is in its early stages. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.