The deputy spotted the man chasing another man down a Macon street.

Middle Georgia deputy shoots, wounds suspect accused of chasing man with gun

A Bibb County deputy shot a man he said was chasing another man down a Macon street with a gun. 

Officials said the man, identified by the GBI as Benjamin Curtis Bevins, 29, fired shots into the air as he chased the other man early Sunday morning. 

The deputy was speaking to an employee outside of the Late Nite nightclub on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Macon about 1:45 a.m., according to GBI spokesman J.T. Ricketson. 

The deputy saw a man run from the corner of Cherry Street down MLK Boulevard, Ricketson said. Shortly after, Bevins rounded the corner with a handgun, Ricketson said. 

The deputy yelled for Bevins to stop and drop the gun. He then began chasing after him, according to Ricketson. 

The man ran toward an alley on Mulberry Street Lane and shot at the deputy, Ricketson said.

At some point, the deputy shot the armed man. He was taken into custody in the alley and then transported to a hospital, where he is stable, officials said. 

The deputy was not injured during the incident, the statement said. 

The incident is the 19th shooting involving an officer the GBI has been requested to investigate in 2020, according to spokeswoman Nelly Miles. 


 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also tracks officer-involved shootings that don't involve the GBI, and those numbers sometimes differ from the GBI's tally.

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