Officials charge man in murder of Mercer's Jibri Bryan; gunman at large

Law enforcement officials on Wednesday have charged a man with murder and are still looking for a second man who fired the shots in the slaying of Mercer senior guard Jibri Bryan on Tuesday afternoon.

Bibb County sheriff's investigators have charged Jarvis Clinton Miller for the death of Bryan, 23, after Miller was caught near the crime scene a short time later after witnesses described what he was wearing as he ran off after the shooting, the (Macon, Georgia) Telegraph reported.

Bryan was shot in the head and found in the driver's seat of a late-model Chevy Monte Carlo in the parking lot of a downtown Macon, Georgia, convenience store on Tuesday afternoon. Officials told The Telegraph that the incident was caught on security cameras.

According to Bibb County Sheriff David Davis, Miller was also shot -- possibly by the at-large gunman with whom he arrived at the store -- and was hospitalized in stable condition.

Davis told The Telegraph that store video showed Miller and the second man arrive at the scene together in another car, which was found abandoned Tuesday night and is being processed for evidence.

A sixth-year senior from Savannah, Georgia, Bryan started all 35 games last season and averaged 7.8 points per game. He had played only six games this season because of a knee injury.

"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 Tuesday night. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bryan family."

Said 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."