Saturday fight in Griffin leads to large-scale shooting incident

STAFF REPORT :::

The Griffin Police Department arrested one man today after a fight escalated into a shooting incident.

GPD officers responded to the 100 block of Wedgewood Walk after a call to 911 reported a fight.

That fight escalated to gunfire before officers arrived.

Authorities say that as multiple parties fled the scene on foot and in vehicles, responding officers detained several individuals.

One man, 18-year-old Zarion Lewis, was identified as the driver of a Dodge Challenger that had been struck gunfire multiple times.

Officials say camera footage obtained by investigators showed Lewis fired a gun at unknown people before fleeing the scene.

As he was allegedly eluding officers, Lewis discarded a handgun by tossing it out the vehicle’s window, officers said.

Lewis has been charged with second degree criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of reckless conduct and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

Additional charges are forthcoming.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact GPD Investigator Powell at 470.771.3097 or rpowell@cityofgriffin.com.

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