SCSO CAGE Unit apprehends 16-year-old shooting suspect

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Rasheed Redding, the 16-year-old suspect in the Sunday night shooting on Hallyburton Street, has been taken into custody by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. According to Maj. Dwayne Jones, a warrant was served, and Redding was arrested by agents of the SCSO Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (CAGE) Unit. He has […]

Spalding man accused of felony cruelty to animals in shooting of neighbor’s dog

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County man is in jail facing felony charges for allegedly shooting a neighbor’s dog. Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Phillip Ramsammy on May 9 responded to the home of 73-year-old Don Shepard, who reported his dog had been shot. According to Shepard, an unknown man driving a white GMC […]

One shooting suspect in custody; one remains at large

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Michael Jester, a suspect in the Sunday night shooting that seriously wounded 51-year-old Virginia Sanchez, has been taken into custody. Authorities say Sanchez was shot following a dispute over a stolen bicycle. A second suspect, 16-year-old Rasheed Redding, is described as a black male who stands 5 feet 8 inches tall […]

Sunday night shooting leaves woman seriously wounded; two suspects at large

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is seeking two suspects in a Sunday night shooting that left one woman with serious injuries. Officers responded at approximately 8:30 to a call reporting a person shot at 522 Hallyburton St. The victim, identified as 51-year-old Virginia Sanchez, of 601 Hallyburton St., was initially transported to WellStar […]

Man identified as Crips member arrested in shooting death of 12-year-old boy

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department, with assistance from the U.S. Marshal Service, on Friday morning executed a search warrant at 105 Forrestwood Drive, resulting in the arrest of 21-year-old Octavious Montrell Lyons in connection with Saturday, May 9 shooting death of a 12-year-old boy. The victim in that shooting was playing on […]

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. […]

Teen seriously wounded in Sunday shooting airlifted to Atlanta trauma unit

STAFF REPORT ::: Two people were injured – one seriously – in a shooting Sunday afternoon on Kentucky Avenue. Officers of the Griffin Police Department responded to the call at approximately 1:30 p.m. and rendered aid to the victims, one a 16-years-old male, until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. Due to the nature […]

GPD: 12-year-old accidentally shot and killed by five-year-old brother

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has determined the 12-year-old boy who was killed by gunfire Saturday night was shot by his five-year-old brother. The young boy, who sustained a gunshot wound to the chest, received CPR from the first GPD officers at the scene before the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. […]

GPD: Accidental shooting not ruled out in death of 12-year-old boy

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The shooting death of a 12-year-old boy remains under investigation by the Griffin Police Department. The boy was killed Saturday night in the 600 block of Hammock Drive. GPD Public Information Office Lt. Daniel Jett on Sunday said investigators are not yet releasing the victim’s name. “I cannot confirm that,” he […]

12-year-old Griffin boy killed in shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A 12-year-old Griffin boy has died after being stuck by gunfire in a Saturday night shooting. The Griffin Police Department responded to a call involving a juvenile shot at 7:41 p.m. PIO Lt. Daniel Jett later confirmed to The GRIP the child did not survive. Investigators of the GPD Criminal Investigation […]

Griffin PD investigating shooting of juvenile

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A juvenile was shot Saturday evening in an incident on Hammock Street. Officers at 7:41 responded to a call at 608 Hammock St., and the GPD Criminal Investigation Division remains on scene as of this report. GPD Public Information Officer Lt. Daniel Jett said he was unable to confirm the juvenile’s […]

HCPD: Five murder suspects in custody; one remains at large

STAFF REPORT ::: Five suspects have been arrested and one remains at large in connection with a Henry County homicide. According to a press release issued by the Henry County Police Department, the incident occurred at approximately 10:49 p.m. April 8. Officials say the six suspects were at the victim’s residence located in the 600 […]

Woman arrested after shooting leads to Amber Alert for endangered two-year-old

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department Wednesday night response to a shooting call resulted in an Amber Alert for a missing two-year-old little girl. Authorities say officers of the Uniform Patrol Division responded to the shooting call at 423 Circus Street at approximately 9:28 p.m., but were initially unable to locate a victim or […]

Former jailer who survived shooting again arrested for domestic violence

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Amanda Moore, the 34-year-old Spalding County woman and former deputy of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office who survived being shot in the head by her then 16-year-old daughter, has been arrested for domestic violence for the second time since that shooting. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ You can read about the domestic violence shooting incident […]

Griffin man arrested after shooting near Quiet Hills Apartments

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department arrested a Griffin man following a shooting incident near an apartment complex. According to a press release issued by the GPD, the incident occurred in the area of Quiet Hills Apartments on West Avenue and Lane Street on Thursday, Dec. 12. Authorities say officers in the Uniform Patrol […]