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By Erik Ortiz

Georgia police are hunting for a second suspect wanted in the slaying of a popular college basketball player gunned down Tuesday outside of a convenience store.

Related: Mercer Basketball Player Shot Dead at Georgia Gas Station

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office made one arrest following the death of Jibri Bryan, 23, who was killed while sitting in a car in downtown Macon.

Image: Jibri Bryan
Mercer University basketball player Jibri Bryan was reportedly shot and killed outside a gas station.WMGT

Authorities say they have a warrant out for the second suspect, but would not immediately release that person's name.

Police earlier arrested Jarvis Miller, 24, who was being treated for gunshot wounds in the incident, but was expected to be transferred from a hospital to the jail, the sheriff's office said Thursday. He has been charged with felony murder.

Police have not released a motive in the shooting or why Bryan may have been targeted. Investigators said Thursday that a bottle containing a "suspicious" substance and cash was found lying just outside the vehicle Bryan was in. The substance was being sent for testing.

Bryan, of Savannah, Georgia, was a member of the men's basketball team at Mercer University, which held a vigil in his honor Wednesday night.

He was a sixth-year senior and graduate student at Mercer, the oldest private university in Georgia, and was set to complete his MBA, the school said.

Fellow students and faculty remembered him for being an exemplary student-athlete, and were coming to grips with how his life ended so senselessly.

"I mean, you have someone that's the face of a university. Everyone has a sense in knowing him. Shocked overall," student Harry Rollins told NBC affiliate WMGT.

"Jibri was always cheerful and greeted everyone in the department with a smile," Mercer University Athletic Director Jim Cole added. "He will not only be missed by his basketball family, but by all of us in the University Athletic Department."

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.