2 charged with aggravated assault after shooting at Macon homeless camp

Veal and Tarver (Bibb County Sheriff's Office)

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Two men face aggravated assault charges after a shooting Thursday night at a downtown Macon homeless camp.

A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release says investigators were in the parking lot of the sheriff’s office annex on Riverside Drive Thursday night when they heard several gun shots being fired from a nearby homeless camp.

Investigators approached the camp and noticed two men getting into a vehicle parked near the camp’s entrance. Deputies later spotted the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Walnut Street near Spring Street.

The investigators checked on the homeless people camping in the area and found a man had been grazed by a a bullet. The man said he did not want medical attention.

The deputies who stopped the vehicle identified its occupants as 53-year-old Ricky Bernard Veal and 64-year-old Larry Tarver. Deputies say they found two handguns in the vehicle.

Both men were taken in to be interviewed before being taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center and charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

Both men are being held without bond.

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