Mercer basketball’s Jibri Bryan killed in shooting at age 23

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Mercer basketball's Jibri Bryan killed in shooting at age 23
Wednesday February 3rd, 2016

Mercer shooting guard Jibri Bryan was shot and killed on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Joe Kovac Jr. of the Macon Telegraph, the shooting reportedly took place in the parking lot of a convenience store in downtown Macon, GA. Bryan was shot in the head with a pistol. He was found in the driver‘s seat of a Chevy Monte Carlo.

On Wednesday, Bibb County sheriff’s investigators charged Jarvis Clinton Miller in connection with the death. He was arrested Tuesday after authorities identified him as a man seen running from the scene by witnesses. 

Miller is currently hospitalized after suffering a gun shot wound. He may have been shot by another gunman, who is currently at large. Miller and the at-large suspect could both be seen on security cameras outside the store. 

“Tonight the Mercer community is grieving the tragic death of graduate student Jibri Bryan, who has been part of the University family for six years,” Mercer president William D. Underwood said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bryan family.”

Added Mercer coach Bob Hoffman: “Jibri Bryan was a special young man who was a great contributor to our team and did everything that was asked of him. He was important to us in every way. I loved him and cared about him from the very first time he was on our campus. We grew to be very close over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with his special family."

Byran, 23, was a sixth-year senior with the Bears. He averaged 7.8 points in 35 starts with the team last season. A knee injury had limited him to six games this season.

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