One wounded and five arrested in Tuesday shooting

STAFF REPORT :::

One man was wounded and five people have been arrested in connection to a Tuesday shooting.

According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, officers were dispatched to 1321 Lyndon Ave., at approximately 12:19 a.m. in reference to a report of a person having been shot.

Upon arrival, officers of the Uniform Patrol Division located the victim, Raul Mendez, who had what officials say appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Mendez was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The investigation of the incident led to the arrest of five people:

Crystal Chambers, a white female, age 18, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, party to the crime of aggravated assault and party to the crime of armed robbery.

China Chandler, a black female, age 27, was charged with party to the crime of aggravated assault and party to the crime of armed robbery.

Lizbeth Amador, a Hispanic female, age 18, was charged with party to the crime of aggravated assault and party to the crime of armed robbery.

Darius Allen, a black male, age 23 was charged with party to the crime of aggravated assault and party to the crime of armed robbery.

Jody Evans, a black male, age 23, was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Gang charges will also be pursued against each suspect, authorities say.

The investigation is ongoing, and the Griffin Police Department urges anyone with information in this case to contact Investigator Dexter McCune at 770.229.6452 extension 544.

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