Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Walmart, located at 6020 Harrison Road just after 4:30PM Monday afternoon in reference to a shoplifter. While responding to the business, deputies received information that a black male pulled a gun on store employees after he was detained for the shoplifting incident and taken to the security office. It was reported that the suspect ran from the office into the store, then escaped out one of the exit doors of the store in an unknown direction.
Walmart evacuated everyone out of the store temporarily until it was cleared by Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies. The suspect never fired the weapon and no one was injured during the incident. The suspect is described as a black male, around 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches in height and weighing 180 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a dark colored button up shirt and dark colored jean pants.
Investigators are currently reviewing the video footage from the stores surveillance cameras and interviewing witnesses. More information will be released when it becomes available. 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.