Third shooting in three days leaves two Griffin homes riddled with bullets

STAFF REPORT :::

A third shooting in as many days left two Griffin homes damaged by gunfire. A family including two children was home when one of the residences was struck.

Officers of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division responded at approximately 2:39 a.m. to one of the residences located at 117 Crawford St.

“Upon arrival, I met with Laurita Fuller and Gerald Robinson, who stated that they heard approximately 8 to 10 shots possibly from two different firearms,” reported Officer Chris Conaway. “Mr. Robinson advised that a round had entered the back side of the home and traveled into the bathroom. Mr. Robinson showed to me what appeared to be a .223 caliber round that he had retrieved from the shower.”

Afterward, Fuller escorted Conaway outside, showing him where the projectile appeared to have struck a wooden privacy fence in her backyard before entering the residence.

Fuller reported her two children were home when the shooting occurred.

Conaway reported he had other UPD units check the residences behind Fuller’s home.
“I was advised by radio that 114 Blanton Ave. had been hit multiple times. The projectile which had struck the residence located at 117 Crawford St. had traveled through the 114 Blanton Ave. residence, struck the fence, traveled through it and into the 117 Crawford St. residence,” Conaway stated. “114 Banton Ave. was struck multiple times damaging the windows and outside structure of the home.”

The owner of 114 Blanton Ave. was not home when the shooting occurred.

Authorities say spent shell casings allegedly from a rifle and handgun were located across the street between two neighboring homes.

No injuries were reported in this shooting which remains under investigation.
A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed by his five-year-old brother Saturday evening when the younger boy reportedly found a gun officials believe was discarded during a foot pursuit earlier that day involving Griffin officers.

On Sunday, a 16-year-old boy was critically wounded by gunfire on Kentucky Avenue. Investigators allege that shooting resulted from a dispute over money. Three suspects are in custody related to that shooting.

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