GBI on the scene of Lee Co. robbery turned shooting

GBI on the scene of Lee Co. robbery turned shooting

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is on the scene of an armed robbery turned shooting, according to GBI officials.

It happened in the 100 block of Stapleton Drive in Lee County around 3:50 a.m.

Police said someone reported two vehicles driving around the Sandy Beach and Creekside area where cars had been broken into. It was reported those same two cars drove into Stapleton Drive to break into more cars.

While doing so, they were confronted by a homeowner. Once confronted by the homeowner, the suspects opened fire, and the homeowner fired back.

Police say the homeowner was taken to a hospital in Macon and is in critical condition.

No suspects are in custody at this time. Police are also still working to identify the vehicles involved.

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