Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a person shot at a home in the 4500 block of Jones Road Monday afternoon at around 2:15PM. When deputies got to the home they found a white male holding a gun on another white male who was lying on the ground in the backyard, dressed in all black clothing. The male with the gun put it down once ordered by the deputy.
The suspect, later identified as 34 year old Blake Elliot Herman, of Macon, had been shot in the leg by the resident of the home. The resident reported that when he arrived home, he heard a noise coming from his sister’s bedroom. He said he opened the door and saw a large man standing in the doorway. The two got into a physical altercation and Herman broke free, running out of the backdoor. The resident armed with a gun, chased after him. He said Herman reached into his pocket. The resident reported that he feared for his life, thinking Herman had a gun and he fired twice, striking Herman in the upper left leg. No one else was in the home at the time of the incident.
Herman told deputies he had a key to the home and that is how he got into the home. The female reported that she had dated Herman about 2 years ago but had never given him a key to the home. Herman reported to deputies that he used to date the female resident and that he was there to get revenge.
Paramedics had been called to the scene and Herman was transported to the Navicent Health Hospital for treatment for the gunshot wounds. He is listed in stable condition. A warrant was issued for burglary on Herman and he is currently in the custody. He will be transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center once he is released from the hospital.
The incident remains under investigation. No other charges have been made at this time. Anyone with information in reference to the incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500, or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.