Jibri Bryan, a 23-year-old Mercer University basketball player, was shot and killed yesterday while he sat in the driver’s seat of a car parked outside a convenience store.
Authorities have arrested and charged Jarvis Clinton Miller with murder in the Tuesday shooting, which reportedly took place at 4 p.m. where Forsyth Street meets College Street near the Mercer University campus. According to a Telegraph report, Miller took off, and he was found shortly after on Orange St., not far from where the shooting took place. Another man was injured in the shooting, likely an associate of Miller’s.
School President Bill Underwood said in a statement released last night, “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. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bryan family.” In addition, Bryan’s coach, Bob Hoffman, had this to say about his fallen player, “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.”
Injuries hampered Bryan’s output this season, but as a junior he had a productive year for the Mercer Bears, averaging 8 points, and just over 4 assists per game.