Third shooting in three days under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

For the third time in three days, a Griffin home has been struck by many rounds of gunfire.

Officers of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division on Wednesday responded to 322 N. 5th St., in reference to a report of shots fired.

“Upon my arrival myself and several other officers were able to locate approximately 20 shell casings in the road on E. Quilly Street. Upon checking the area further, I made contact with Latrice Lewis, who lives at 322 N. 5th St.,” reported Officer Scott Sierra. “Lewis advised me shortly before our arrival she heard several gunshots then heard what sounded like projectiles entering her house and windows shattering. Lewis stated she dropped to the floor for cover and called 911.”

Along with Latrice Lewis, the residence is occupied by her 70-year-old mother, Sallie Lewis, two adult children, 20-year-old Draquavion Lakeith Holland and 22-year-old Aleisa Kanyia Lewis, and two minor children.

“While speaking with Lewis, I was able to locate broken glass in her living room which appeared to be created by projectiles through the rear of the house. I was able to located (sic) other holes in the rear of the house which appeared to be created by projectiles,” Sierra said.

According to Sierra, further investigation indicated approximately 10 to 15 holes in the rear of the house that appeared to have been caused by projectiles.

Publisher’s Note: The GRIP has attempted to obtain information from Griffin Police Department Public Information Office Lt. Daniel Jett, but it has not been forthcoming as of publication.

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