Griffin man arrested after shooting near Quiet Hills Apartments


The Griffin Police Department arrested a Griffin man following a shooting incident near an apartment complex.

According to a press release issued by the GPD, the incident occurred in the area of Quiet Hills Apartments on West Avenue and Lane Street on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Authorities say officers in the Uniform Patrol Division received an anonymous call reporting shots were fired in that area.

UPD officers were in the vicinity, responded within seconds and allegedly observed a vehicle leaving the area at speeds in excess of the posted speed limit.

The vehicle, which was occupied by Zayvon Amari Williams and Shakilya Williams, was stopped.

Officials say a consensual search resulted in the discovery of an allegedly stolen handgun. Officers also learned that Zayvon Williams was wanted on an unrelated warrant.

He was arrested and has been further charged with reckless conduct and theft by receiving stolen property, and additional charges are pending.

Extra personnel had been assigned to assist patrol following three earlier shooting incidents last week.

The GPD said officers were able to quickly respond last Thursday because of the additional manpower and resources.

“Extra patrols will continue in an effort to put a stop to these type incidents and to identify and prosecute those individuals involved,” said Chief Mike Yates.

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