Arrest made in fatal Feb. 2018 hit and run

Shaun Wright

An arrest has been made in the Feb. 19, 2018, hit and run that killed 37-year-old Shaun Wright, seen here with his little boy. Photos courtesy of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office.


The GRIP has confirmed that an arrest has been made in the Feb. 19, 2018, hit and run that took the life of 37-year-old Shaun Wright.

According to information from the Georgia State Patrol, the driver has been identified as 34-year-old Marcus Allen.

Allen was arrested Dec. 10.

Wright was struck and killed while riding a bicycle on Old Atlanta Road.

Authorities say Allen struck the rear of Wright’s bicycle with the right front of his Dodge Caravan and then fled the scene.

Officials of the GSP have expressed appreciation to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and citizens for their efforts during the investigation.


  1. Thank you Jesus! Thank you so much for this arrest, it’s been a long time coming but Lord, You did it again. Lord Jesus, I pray this being solved, I pray it brings a little peace to his Mom and Dad, Christy and Troy and of course, Shaun’s son. Thank you Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses and anyone else who helped in solving this case!! I know the family, friends and all loved ones are somewhat relieved!! Christy, my heart breaks for you, as a Mother myself, I’m so brokenhearted. Hold tight to Our Savior and all the great memories you cherish. I can’t imagine how difficult this must be. Even though God teaches us to forgive, it doesn’t make it easy, sometimes almost impossible, but I don’t think we’re supposed to forget are bad experiences in this life, after all we’re just passing through a stage, life really begins when we reach heaven. I’m a firm believer that God will carry you through this ordeal and during the hardest days you have and now I know you must have many. My heart, my thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family always. I will keep you in my prayers.

  2. That’s great news finally the can hopefully rest a little easier knowing they caught the person who did this horrible crime.

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