The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place at the Gulf Mart, located at 2893 Napier Avenue. It was reported that a clerk was opening the Gulf Mart store at around 8:00a.m. Tuesday morning. Two masked gunmen entered the store and a short time later, the clerk was shot. The two masked gunmen fled the store in an unknown direction. The clerk was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Sheriff’s Investigators are attempting to determine what actually took place inside of the store. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

The first suspect is described as possibly a black male. He was wearing a gray colored hoodie, black pants, black shoes, and he was wearing a black mask over his face. The suspect had on white gloves and had a black handgun.

The second suspect was described as a black male. He was wearing a navy blue t-shirt over a white colored t-shirt. He had on black colored “Adidas” wind breaker type pants, with stripes running down the sides of the pants. This suspect was also wearing high top blue and white tennis shoes. He was also wearing white gloves and was armed with a black handgun.

It was reported by Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley that the store clerk, 36 year Alpeshkumar Prajapati, passed at the emergency center at around 9:00a.m., Tuesday morning. The next of kin has been notified.

Surveillance camera pictures from the incident are attached to this media release.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.