Murder investigation underway after man’s body with gunshot wounds located in roadway


A Griffin man was shot and killed overnight, his body discovered in the roadway in the area of 1618 N. Hill Street.

Authorities say 22-year-old Jacqueris Holland sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.

A call was received at approximately 2:30 a.m. reporting the discovery of a person laying in the roadway in front of a vehicle and that the person appeared to have been shot.

“When deputies arrived on scene, they located 22-year-old Jacqueris Holland, who had suffered what appeared to be two gunshot wounds to his upper body. EMS and Spalding County Fire also responded to the scene. But unfortunately, Mr. Holland passed away and was pronounced deceased on scene by Spalding County Coroner Michael Pryor. Our criminal and crime scene investigators responded and have been gathering evidence, conducting interviews, and following leads since the moment they were notified. At this point we cannot rule out anything as being a possible motive,” said Sheriff Darrell Dix. “All I can say at this point is that a young man has lost his life and we are going to do all we can to track down his killer or killers. His life and future were stolen from him and his family this morning, and even though we cannot get those things back for them, we are going to do our best to give his family as many answers and as much closure as we can. We ask that you keep Mr. Holland’s family in your thoughts and prayers, and also the investigators working for them on this case. Thank you to the City of Griffin Police Department for their response to the scene with us.”

Anyone with information regarding the death of Jacqueris Holland is asked to contact SCSO Investigator Steve Williamson at 770.467.4282 extension 31433. You may also call 770. 467.4282 and ask to speak to any investigator, or the Spalding County Emergency 911 Center at 770. 229.9911 and ask to speak a deputy.

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  1. 1618 N. Hill Street is The People’s Choice Club.

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