Griffin PD: Monday shooting outside WellStar Spalding Regional ER determined to be suicide


Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Officers responded today to a call reporting a man who had been shot near the WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Room.

Officials say the investigation has determined the man sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

The man, whom The GRIP will not identify, died as a result of his injuries.

Authorities say there is no immediate danger to the public and the scene has been released.

The investigation is ongoing.

The GRIP does not routinely report on suicides. This press release is being shared due to concerns related to the public nature of the incident.

If you are considering suicide, please reach out for help. You can speak to someone at the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 24/7/365 by calling 988.

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