GPD: 14-year-old boy charged with shooting father

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

A 14-year-old Griffin boy is in custody on a charge of aggravated assault associated with shooting his father.

Officers of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division on Monday night responded to 1100 W. College St. Extension Apartment G5 in reference to a person with a gunshot wound. The victim was identified as Shem Baker.

“Baker stated that he was bringing his son (an unidentified 14-year-old) back to their residence after an argument a few minutes prior to them arriving,” reported Officer Josh Holley. “Baker stated that when he made it to the steps at G building (his son) shot him in the rear with a gun and then took off running. Baker stated that (his son) has been having some issues recently.”

Baker was subsequently transported to the emergency room of WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

After initially fleeing the scene, the juvenile suspect is now in custody.

“The juvenile was taken into custody at approximately 9 p.m. last night, charged with aggravated assault, and transported to a juvenile detention facility,” said GPD Chief Mike Yates.

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