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Jabri Bryan, Mercer basketball player, shot dead

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The Mercer Bears program has suffered a death in the family. Senior guard Jibri Bryan has died this evening after being shot in the head from a pistol in Macon, Ga.

According to Bibb County Sheriff David Davis, Bryan, who was 23-years-old, was found in the driver’s seat of a Monte Carlo that was parked in a parking lot of a convenience store. An additional man was critically injured, as well.

Davis added that it was a “callous” murder that took place “in board, open daylight.”

“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 University president William D. Underwood said in a statement late Tuesday evening. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bryan family.”

Authorities informed the Macon Telegraph that they do not know what led to the shooting. But they also insisted that they have a good idea of who the gunman is.

Also, part of their leads, it may have been caught on security cameras outside of the store.

“First and foremost, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Bryans,” Mercer athletic director Jim Cole said. “The Mercer athletic family is deeply saddened by Jibri’s passing. Jibri was always cheerful and greeted everyone in the department with a smile. He will not only be missed by his basketball family, but by all of us in the University Athletic Department.”

Last night, he played in just a minute of the team’s 85-70 win over the Samford Bulldogs. The Bears are 17-6 this season and he’s was averaging 3.2 points in six games on the year.

Last season, he started all 35 games.

“Jibri Bryan was a special young man, who was a great contributor to our team and did everything that was asked of him,” Mercer head coach Bob Hoffman added. “He was important to us in every way. I loved him and cared for 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.”

This season, he was battling a knee injury, which caused him to be limited to the just six games. He returned to the team for the last three games.

As a junior last season, he had career-highs with 7.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game.

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