The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted robbery incident that occurred in front of the Rookery, located at 543 Cherry Street. The incident took place at around 3:49 a.m. The Rookery was closed at the time of the incident.

It was reported that 30-year-old Brett Bledsoe was walking home from work and stopped in front of the Rookery while texting on his cellphone. Two male suspects approached Bledsoe from behind. One of the suspects threw Bledsoe to the ground. Both suspects began to attack Bledsoe during the attempted robbery.

Bledsoe pulled his handgun, fired it multiple times. Both suspects ran from the scene. One of the suspects fell to the ground, after he was struck by a bullet. The second suspect ran towards Third Street.

The suspect that was shot is 22-year-old Phileman Kamal Freeman of Macon. Freeman was transported to the Navicent. He is listed to be stable condition. Bledsoe received minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Investigators are working to identify the second suspect involved.

This incident is under investigation. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.