The call came in around 3:30 p.m. an off-duty emergency medical technician called saying a man in a white Ford F-150 was found unresponsive and slumped inside his vehicle. The sheriff’s office says the man woke up and pulled a gun from his glove box.
Bibb sheriff’s patrol deputies, the Macon-Bibb Fire Department, and paramedics responded to the scene. The parking lots surrounding the back area of the mall facing Mercer University Drive were blocked off for about an hour.
“We could see that he was disoriented. He did not communicate with the deputies at first. The deputies were able to finally make contact once he got out of the vehicle and walked over to him. Then we found out later that he had a medical problem which caused him to be disoriented,” Lt. Sean DeFoe said.
A family member called the man and persuaded him to turn himself over to deputies.
The 31-year-old Man from Kathleen was treated on the scene and sent to the hospital.
He is not facing any charges.