Police: Home invasion, murder appear to be drug-related


The Griffin Police Department is reporting an apparent home invasion has resulted in the death of a Griffin man.

Authorities are not yet releasing the victim’s identity pending notification of his next of kin.

“We’re having some difficulty with that,” Yates said.

According to GPD Chief Mike Yates, the incident occurred at 815 W. Slaton Avenue.

“It appears to be drug-related,” he said.

The male victim’s cause of death was gunshot wound, but Yates said investigators are not yet releasing how many gunshot wounds the victim sustained.

The GRIP will continue to cover this breaking news and report additional information as it becomes available.

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