Man shoots, injures intruder


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting that happened Monday night at a home in the 4500 block of Jones Road.  When deputies arrived, they found a man pointing a gun at a man dressed in all black, who was lying on the ground in the backyard.

The suspect is identified as 34-year-old Blake Elliot Herman.  He was shot in the leg.

The resident told investigators he heard a noise coming from his sister’s bedroom.  When he opened the door, he reported seeing a man standing in the doorway.  The resident adds, he feared for his life thinking Herman had a gun.

Herman told deputies he had a key to the home.  He also admitted that he used to date the woman who lives at the home and that he was there to get revenge.

Herman was taken to Navicent Health.  He is in stable condition.

Once released from the hospital, Herman will be transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center and charged with burglary.

No one else was in the home at the time of the incident.

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