SCSO detention officer shot in alleged domestic violence incident


The GRIP has confirmed an employee of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office was shot Wednesday afternoon in what is being described as a domestic violence incident.

SCSO deputies, assisted by the Spalding County Fire Department, WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services and the Griffin Police Department, responded at approximately 3:38 p.m. to the residence located at 1224 Ethridge Mill Road in response to a report of a person shot.

According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, 34-year-old Amanda Moore sustained a gunshot wound to the head. She was stabilized and airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center, where she is listed in stable condition.

Moore’s 16-year-old daughter has been arrested in connection to the shooting.

“Amanda Moore is a Spalding County Detention officer. Her father is Sergeant Larry Martin who also works with us. Preliminary indications are that the shooting was a result of a domestic dispute between Moore and her 16-year-old stepdaughter. Moore, who was off duty, has been employed by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office for approximately one year,” said Sheriff Darrell Dix. “This is a difficult time for everyone involved and we are asking for prayers of healing and strength for this family in the coming days.”


  1. Spalding Co and Griffin LOVE to cover things up says:

    It was not her “Step-Daughter” . It was her DAUGHTER she legally adopted. The daughter that DESERVES A VOICE in this case!!!! Praying the corrupt police system and/or awful mother dont have persuasion in this! THIS IS A GBI CASE ALL DAY!

  2. Charlotte Gibson says:

    The person who shot Amanda Moore is her daughter not step daughter.

    • Yes, ma’am. That was the information I had yesterday evening, but I had to wait for official notification of that change from authorities. I sincerely apologize for the delay.

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