The suspect, Ronagal Lamar Outlaw, 17, is a student at Starkville High School. He is accused with shooting Macon at The Crossroads Lounge, located on the Oktibbeha-Lowndes County line, around 12:30 a.m. last Thursday, Feb. 14., while the club was hosting a Valentine’s Day party.
According to witnesses, Outlaw and Macon got into an altercation inside the club and Outlaw pulled a gun and fired three shots at Macon. Reportedly, only one bullet struck Macon, but it was in his chest.
Macon was brought outside the club to a small field while a car was brought to him. One witness said “I heard three shots, I came outside and he was laying in the field with his eyes open, not moving. I didn’t see him breathing.”
Macon was loaded into a vehicle by his friends. One on-scene witness claims she took the victim’s pulse when he was in the car and it was beating very fast.
The car bringing Macon to the hospital ran out of gas not far from the club, and Macon was transferred to another vehicle and brought to Oktibbeha County Hospital – Regional Medical Center in Starkville, where he was soon pronounced dead.
As Lowndes County Sheriff’s Deputies and Narcotics officers arrived on scene, cars were blocked in so police could interview witnesses. No shell casings or weapons were found on scene at the time, but a surplus of marijuana was scattered throughout the club and premises and one officer stated “You could get a contact high out here.”
No arrests for alcohol or drugs were made on scene.
Outlaw reportedly fled the Lounge after the shooting, but later returned and gave himself over to police. No weapon has been recovered and Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant has stated it is unclear what caliber the gun was that was used to shoot Macon. Outlaw was charged as an adult and resides in Lowndes County Adult Detention Center. He made his first appearance in court on Friday.
Macon’s funeral will be held at 16th Section Missionary Baptist Church this Saturday at 2 p.m. He leaves behind one daughter, Aaliyah, who is one-year-old.0