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Robbery victim shoots suspect in Macon

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MACON — A robbery at a home on Courtland Ave. ended when a resident of the home fired back at the robbery suspect.

On Nov. 9, at 4:14 a.m. the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office responded to a personal armed robbery in the 1000 block of Courtland Ave.

While deputies were in route, a call of a person shot was dispatched on Napier Avenue and Crescent Avenue, which is in the same area.

When deputies arrived at the Courtland Avenue location, they were informed that a black male used a silver pistol to rob the residents of keys to a vehicle, as they arrived at their home.

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Police say when the victims tried to run away, the suspect fired shots at them. One of the residents was able to get their gun and shoot back at the suspect. The suspect fled on foot.  

When deputies arrived at Napier Avenue and Crescent Avenue, they found 21-year-old Mark Antony Capron, of Macon, with gunshot wounds to both legs.

According to the Sheriff’s office, Capron was identified by the description the victims gave deputies on Courtland Ave. The gun that Capron had was recovered in the area where he was found.

Capron was taken for treatment and then to the Bibb County Jail for charges of two counts of Armed Robbery and one count Aggravated Assault. He is being held without bond at this time.  

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.

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Thom Chandler is the editor of The Georgia Sun and has been writing, editing and managing websites and blogs since 1995. He is a lifelong Georgian and one of those increasingly rare Atlanta natives.
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