On Thursday night about 7:35 pm Spalding 911 dispatch called Griffin Police to 434 North 5 th Street to the report of a individual laying in the yard with gun shots. The initial call indicated the man was not conscious.  Upon arrival by emergency res-ponders there was no patient at the scene.  911 received another call indicating that family members had moved the man to Spalding High School parking lot. Griffin Police investigators indicated the man was shot twice in the back with what was believed to be small caliber automatic pistol.


Emory Air Flight based at the Griffin Spalding Airport responded to a landing zone that was established at the Spalding High Parking lot.  The patient was transported to the Atlanta Medical Center for treatment.

Griffin Police Lieutenant and Pubic Information Officer  Mike Natel advised WKEU news that the suspect in the shooting is being sought and the incidents remains under investigation.

More information is expected to be released as the investigation continues.


Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb has reported that a Fayette County man and another man from Palmetto have been charged with child molestation.



Jose R. Colindres-Figueroa, age 22, of Forrest Drive, Palmetto, along with Christian Morales, age 19 of Town Lane in north Fayette, were charged with the felonies.

Both individuals have been charged with Statutory rape, child molestation, and aggravated child molestation.

Both men were arrested on 11 July.  Sheriffs investigators said that the chargers relate to an underage child and the offence occurred in Fayette County. Both individuals are being held in the Fayette County Jail.

The investigation is on going. More information is expected to be released later.