The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place just before 11:00pm Tuesday night at the Market Place #5 Store, located at 2006 Vineville Avenue.  It was reported that a black male suspect approached the clerk as he was leaving the store. During the incident the suspect fired his gun at the clerk Mr. Waqar Ali, of Macon, striking him in the chest. The suspect fled on foot. Ali was transported to the Navicent Health Medical Center and is listed in critical but stable condition at this time.

The suspect was described as wearing dark clothes with his face covered, no other description is available.

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