The fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man in Macon, Georgia was captured on surveillance video on Thursday, February 23.
The three and a half minute video shows victim Kareem Mano in a long exchange with a man authorities have identified as De’Andre Malik, 20, in the gas station/ parking lot of USA Grocery on Rocky Creek Road at around 3:20 p.m. What for minutes seemed like a friendly engagement would eventually grow heated, but not before some curious actions take place.
After getting out of a white sedan, Malik hands something to Mano. Mano then approaches the car and pulls out what appears to be a gun. He then slips it back into his waistband, and they ensue with their conversation. Thomas then pulls out his own firearm and begins shooting, chasing Mano a short distance as he continues to let off shots. Mano then collapses behind a white SUV. The altercation is believed to have involved Mano arranging to meet Thomas in order to confront him about stealing his girlfriend’s sister’s cellphone.
Thomas was out on $65,000 bond and awaiting trial on charges of armed robbery, false imprisonment and carrying a weapon on school grounds, when he was arrested. The charges are reported to have stemmed from a Mercer University campus stick up he was involved in last April.