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Man dies after shooting inside Macon convenience store

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says it happened at the Chevron on Emery Highway.

MACON, Ga. — A man is dead after a shooting at an east Macon convenience store and investigators hope surveillance photos may help catch his killer.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says it happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday night at the Chevron at 584 Emery Highway.

Jones says someone shot 27-year-old Gregory Watkins, Jr. of Macon several times inside the store.

Someone drove him a few blocks away to Coliseum Medical Centers where doctors pronounced him dead just before 11 p.m.

The Bibb County Sheriff's office released pictures of a suspect entering the store pointing a handgun. 

Credit: Bibb County Sheriff
Surveillance footage shows the suspect in an April 18, 2021 shooting at an east Macon convenience store.

They show a man  wearing a white t-shirt, camouflage pants, and white shoes.

Credit: BIbb Co. Sheriff
Surveillance footage shows the suspect in an April 18, 2021 shooting at an east Macon convenience store.

The release does not say if the man took anything from store. 

Credit: Bibb County Sheriff
Surveillance footage shows the suspect in an April 18, 2021 shooting at an east Macon convenience store.

This is the sixth homicide in Macon so far in April, and the fourth deadly shooting in a week. Those other cases included a man found shot dead on a west Macon sidewalk, and another man shot dead outside of a north Macon apartment complex. 

If you recognize the man in the surveillance video photos, or have any information that could help solve the case, you can call the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500, Investigator Robbie Parks at (478) 951-7518, or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.