A Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy discovered a man lying in next to the road at the corner of Poplar and Third Street at around 1:00a.m. Friday morning. The deputy noticed that the male had been shot.

The male victim was immediately transported to the Navicent by ambulance. According to the hospital staff, he passed away at around 3:30a.m. The male was identified as 28-year-old Quinton Tylor Benyard of Eastman. According to Coroner Leon Jones, the next of kin has been notified.

Through the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Benyard was involved in an altercation at a local night club, prior to the incident. Investigators are continuing to speak with possible witnesses to determine what happened during this incident.

Investigators are looking for a gold or tan in colored GMC Yukon or Tahoe that was seen in the area when the incident occurred.

Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

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.