MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- A man is dead after running from police early Wednesday morning. Macon police officers were patrolling buildings in the Presidential Parkway Shopping Center around 3:30 when they noticed two men parked behind one of the closed buildings.
Officers used pepper spray on one man after they both became combative. The other man ran from the scene, scaled a fence behind the building, and jumped over it.
According to a news release, the officer knew of a large drop off behind the fence and shouted a warning to the man. They later found the man at the bottom of the drop off. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The GBI is assisting the Macon Police Department in the investigation.