Suspect in shooting incident near Easy Shop now charged with aggravated assault


Timothy Watkins, one of the individuals allegedly involved in the June 3 shooting incident on Ray Street in the vicinity of the Easy Shop supermarket has been charged with aggravated assault.

Investigator Adam Trammell, of the Griffin Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, now also alleges this aggravated assault involved Watkins firing multiple shots at a juvenile pedestrian while Watkins was inside a motor vehicle.

Initially, 18-year-old Watkins was charged with reckless conduct. An unidentified 15-year-old was also charged as a juvenile with reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to Griffin Police Department Chief Mike Yates, Watkins and the juvenile suspect are believed to be gang members.

GPD Sgt. Chris Wilson has stated the two suspects “had history between them.”
The GRIP will report more on this developing story in the coming weeks.

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