It was reported that 18 year old Travis Edenfield and 17 year old Joseph Shedd were encountered by a two black males subjects while at a building next door to O’Reilly Auto Parts Store, unloading some equipment from their trailer. One of the males was later identified as the deceased, 20 year old Migel Diadell. Diadell displayed a handgun. He and the unknown male suspect demanded money from Edenfield and Shedd. Both suspects got into the truck and forced the two victims to drive them to a local bank to get money out of the ATM from a company credit card that one of the victims possessed. After being unsuccessful in getting money, the two suspects forced the two victims to drive to another location where the suspects forced the two victims out of the truck and forced them to lay down on the ground. Then they were forced back into the truck and were made to drive back to the storage building next to O’Reilly’s.
The suspects then forced one of the victims to contact their boss and tell him to bring the money they demanded to their location. When the victim’s boss, 34 year old Brian Hinkle, arrived at the storage building. Edenfield was told by the suspects to go down to Hinkle’s vehicle and get the money they demanded. After Edenfield walked down to meet with Hinkle, Diadell exited the truck, running towards Hinkle and Edenfield and firing the gun towards Hinkle. Hinkle had his gun and shot back at Diadell striking him. It was reported that Diadell was struck 3 times.
No charges have been made at this time as the incident is currently under investigation. Investigators are currently following up on leads and information and are actively looking for the second suspect who was with Diadell. He is described as a black male, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches in height, weight unknown. He had a mustache and goatee. The suspect was wearing khaki colored pants and a camouflaged jacket.
Anyone with any information in reference to this incident or the identity of the unknown suspect is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.