Shooting at Motel 6 in Macon: What We Know

March 29, 2024
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Shooting at Motel 6 in Macon: What We Know

🚨 The Gist: A shooting at a Motel 6 on Riverside Parkway prompts a swift response from Bibb County deputies, leaving two men hospitalized but stable.

🔍 The Details: The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating an aggravated assault incident that unfolded at the Motel 6 at 105 Riverside Parkway. The event occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday, stirring immediate action from local law enforcement.

Upon receiving the call at 3:05 p.m., deputies were quick to the scene, where they managed to secure a person of interest connected to the shooting. The investigation led to the discovery of two men, aged 25 and 40, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Emergency medical teams rushed the victims to Atrium Health Navicent, where they are reportedly in stable condition.

🕵️ Ongoing Investigation: Investigators arrested 32-year-old Cody Aaron Stephenson in connection to the aggravated assault that occurred at Motel 6. It was reported that there was an argument that occurred between the men, that resulted in Stephenson retrieving a gun and firing shots at the men through the door and window of the room. Stephenson was booked into the Bibb County Jail on charges of reckless conduct and two counts of aggravated assault. He is being held without bond.  

📞 How to Help: Witnesses or individuals with knowledge pertaining to the shooting are encouraged to reach out to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or to contact the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-877-68CRIME.

👮‍♂️ Gun Crimes in Our Communities: In the ongoing narrative of America’s complex relationship with firearms, statistics tell a tale that’s difficult to ignore. The Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit meticulously tracking gun incidents, lays it out in black and white. Here’s how it stacks up:

  • 2020 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 43,551
    • Gun-related deaths: 19,379
    • Gun-related injuries: 39,707
    • Mass shootings: 612
  • 2019 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 39,707
    • Gun-related deaths: 15,208
    • Gun-related injuries: 29,613
    • Mass shootings: 417

To Be Clear: These aren’t just digits on a page. Each statistic represents a life affected, a community shaken. And what’s more, these numbers tell us that the situation isn’t improving.

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