Bibb County Sheriff’s Office investigators and members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended a suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of 41-year-old Ronnie Albea.
Through the course of an investigation, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office investigators identified an 18-year-old male individual as a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting investigation. On April 25, 2023, just before 11:00a.m., an arrest warrant was served for Elijiah Dewayne Gray. He was apprehended without incident at a residence that is located in the 200 block of Clisby Place.
Elijiah Dwayne Gray was taken into custody and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. He is charged with Murder. He is also in custody for two counts of Terroristic Threats, for an incident unrelated to this case. Elijiah Gray is currently being held without bond.
The investigation is still on going and additional arrests are pending.
Anyone with information in reference to this case is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
Original Media Releases are below.
August 6, 2022
Public Assistance Identifying and Locating Attempted Armed Robbery Suspects
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance for information related to an attempted armed robbery that occurred on August 5, 2022, in the parking lot of Walmart located at 6020 Harrison Rd. During this incident 41-year-old Ronnie Albea was fatally shot.
Investigators are asking anyone who has any information in reference to the identity of the two suspects and the suspect vehicle to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and provide whatever information you may have.
The suspects in this incident are described as two black males, being in their early twenties. One male is described as tall and slender wearing all dark clothing. The second male is described as short and heavyset wearing all dark clothing. They were last seen driving a black in color Volkswagen Passat.
Investigators continue to work on this incident and are committed to utilizing the full resources that law enforcement can provide to resolve this case.
Photos of the suspects and the vehicle are attached to this release.
Anyone with any 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.
August 5, 2022
Attempted Armed Robbery Investigation
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Attempted Armed Robbery that was reported to have taken place in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart located at 6020 Harrison Road. The incident was called into the Macon-Bibb 911 Center at around 8:21pm
It was reported that a male had been shot while in the parking lot. Witnesses stated that the victim fiancé was approached by two males that demanded the keys to their vehicle. The male victim identified as 41-year-old Ronnie Albea refused to give them the keys and was involved in an altercation with the two men and was shot. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance where he was later pronounced deceased. The next of kin has been notified by Coroner Leon Jones.
The suspects in this incident are described as black males, being in their early 20s. One male is described as tall and slender the second male is described as short and heavyset.
Further suspect information will be updated once it becomes available.
Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 1-478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.