Suspect at-large after Mercer University basketball player shot

Suspect at-large after Mercer University basketball player shot

MACON, GA (WTOC) - A former Benedictine athlete and current Mercer University basketball player was killed in a shooting in Macon on Tuesday.

According to the Bibb County Coroner, 23-year-old Jibri Bryan was shot outside of a Flash Foods gas station around 4 p.m.

The Bibb County Sheriff says it started when a white Nissan Sentra pulled up, two men got out and there was a confrontation which lead to gunfire.

One of the suspects, Jarvis Clinton Miller, was shot multiple times. He ran across the parking lot and was taken to the hospital. He's in stable condition and charged with felony murder.

Byran was found dead in his car. Investigators say the man who shot Bryan is still at-large.

"Well it shows a callousness, it shows a disregard for who may be around and an impulsiveness for someone to come up and just start shooting like this," said Bibb County Sheriff David Davis.

There is a vigil planned for 9 p.m. Wednesday on the Mercer University campus.

The following is a statement from Mercer University Athletic Director Jim Cole:

"First and foremost, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Bryans. The Mercer athletic family is deeply saddened by Jibri's passing. Jibri was always cheerful and greeted everyone in the department with a smile. He will not only be missed by his basketball family but by all of us in the University Athletic Department."

Mercer University President William D. Underwood tweeted the following statement:

"The Mercer community is grieving the tragic death of graduate student Jibri Bryan, who has been part of the university family for six years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bryan family."

Benedictine Military School released a statement Wednesday regarding the death of Bryan:

"Benedictine Military School mourns the tragic death of Jibri Bryan, BC Class of 2010. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Bryan family. Jibri was a member of BC's basketball team and he was a Cadet who was loved by many people. Jibri earned a bachelor's degree at Mercer University while on scholarship as a basketball player. He was working on a master's degree and he was a nominee for the 2016 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Team, which recognizes student-athletes who serve their communities in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement. Our prayers are with Jibri and the Bryan family."

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