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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man involved in a shootout Thursday that left one person dead.

De’Andre Thomas, 20, is wanted in connection to a shootout at a Bloomfield gas station that took the life of 25-year-old Kareem Mano.

Kareem Mano

Bibb County investigators say the shooting took place in the middle of the day Thursday, at one of the busiest intersections in Macon – Bloomfield Road and Rocky Creek Road.

According to a report, the two men may have been arguing over a cellphone. During the confrontation, deputies say both men pulled out guns and began shooting at each other. The incident happened in front of the USA Grocery on Rocky Creek Road.

Investigators say Mano was fatally wounded by a gunshot wound to the chest. Mano’s father told 41NBC that Kareem has a boy that is a month and a half old. Mano’s family also said Kareem pulled a gun but never fired it. They say Kareem was shot and killed after he put his gun away and was walking back to his vehicle.

The suspect, Thomas, was last seen wearing a red shirt and black sweatpants. He had on black and white shoes.

If you have any information, please call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

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  • Django Eastwood

    I saw the video of the shooting. He was definitely not walking back to his vehicle when he was shot.

    • Ghost

      Also, they were not shooting at “each other”. The victim never fired his gun.

      • 15 minutes or more

        I’m pretty sure the lost thought to pulse through his mind before he slumped over into the dark abyss was “I’m gonna get him”.

        • Karl Krazykarll Wittock

          I blame him though. He should have fired when he pulled out..

        • Ghost


    • Karl Krazykarll Wittock

      He never fired though.. He should have fired when pulled out instead of tucking away..

  • Noneya Business

    Man first of all if you run up on me back out a pistol and I have mine on me I’m taking you out first. I’ll take Self defense before dying and not being able to see my family.

  • last savior

    The victim kept reaching and shoving eventually forcing the altercation

  • BlankStare

    Rip, yet self defense is all in this video …

  • Clarence Worley

    Blacks just being blacks

  • JoeT

    I don’t see Thomas being found guilty of murder. O.C.G.A. 16-3-21 covers this and will be a legit defense. A reasonable person could feel their life was in danger after a guy pulls a Tech 9 out of his pants.

  • Digio

    Watched the video. So again, a family lies for their thug son. No reason to mourn over the baby never knowing this supposed father- the kid is better off. What kind of father provides a life for a child by drawing tec-9s in public? Enough of the victim stuff. THe guy was a felon who died committing a felony.

  • Raheem Washington

    When a cop kills someone for pulling out a gun they are wrong but when a someone pulls one out on a coward, he deserves to die?

  • Todd brown

    So what he never fired his gun cause if he wasn’t go bust he shouldn’t never pull it out and second he clearly wasn’t walking back to his vehicle!

  • Josh Hester

    He may of pulled a gun first but who is to say that the shooter didn’t say he had a gun so Reem pulled his out and was like I do to but it ain’t got to be like that so he put his back up . I know the victim and he ain’t no trouble starter he was actually laid back and full of life

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