Drive by shooting under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating a reported drive by shooting on Tinsley Street. The incident was reported by James Andrews, who said the incident occurred outside his 729 E. Tinsley St. residence. “Andrews sister April Andrews was sitting on the couch in the living room when she heard the shots and […]

Drive by shooting at Easy Shop under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A drive by shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon at the Easy Shop on Experiment Street is under investigation by the Griffin Police Department. The GRIP emailed GPD Chief Mike Yates seeking a phone call for confirmation and initial incident information. Yates instead responded by email, stating only, “This is an active […]

BREAKING NEWS: Elementary school locked down following nearby drive-by shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Cowan Road Elementary School is on lockdown as a result of an alleged drive-by shooting incident that occurred in its vicinity. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident did not involve the elementary school. “There were some shots fired over in the Hallmark subdivision, so just out of caution, […]

Spalding County firefighter and second suspect charged in drive by shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County probationary firefighter Travis Mayes has been arrested in connection with a drive by shooting. The incident occurred at approximately 5:53 p.m. June 10, in the vicinity of N. 3rd and Jefferson streets. Sgt. John Hayes, of the Griffin Police Department was patrolling the area when he reported hearing shots fired. […]

GPD: Drive by shooting suspect being sought

    STAFF REPORTS ::: The city of Griffin Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect being sought in connection to a drive by shooting that occurred June 17 at 639 Johnson St. Authorities are seeking information on the whereabouts of Charleston Jester, who is described as a black male who […]

GPD: shooting that wounded mother and young child was drive-by

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Wednesday night drive-by shooting at 610 Lane St., has left two people wounded. According to Griffin Police Department Chief Steve Heaton, a three-year-old little girl sustained a grazing wound to the back, and the child’s mother sustained a gunshot wound to the buttocks. Both victims were transported by ambulance to […]