A Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy was at the Fine Fair Grocery, located at 3741 Napier Avenue when he was approached just after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night by a black male that stated his vehicle had just been stolen from the Marathon Gas Station, located at 3102 Napier Avenue. The deputy gave a lookout over the radio of the stolen vehicle which is a 1998 Mercedes ML320 SUV, burgundy in color, bearing Georgia tag number QB14237.

The vehicle was spotted by Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy David Whigham on Log Cabin Drive at Eisenhower Parkway. Deputy Whigham got behind the vehicle following it as he was verifying the stolen vehicle information.  The stolen Mercedes ended up on Bloomfield Drive and made a left turn into Sandy Springs Apartments located at 3044 Bloomfield Drive. Deputy Whigham attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle drove all the way down to the end of the complex and stopped. The passenger of the Mercedes jumped out and ran. He was described as a young black male, medium complexion, wearing light gray jogging pants and shirt.

It was reported the driver of the stolen Mercedes revved the engine and suddenly turned towards Deputy Whigham as he was walking up the driver’s side of the vehicle. Deputy Whigham fired several shots from his service weapon at the vehicle as he thought the vehicle was going to strike him. The vehicle sped away out of the apartment complex last seen making a right onto Bloomfield Drive. There were no injuries reported.

The incident is under investigation by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Internal Affairs Division. Anyone with information on the stolen vehicle or the incident that occurred is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.