Road rage suspect accused of shooting teen in face denied bond

A woman is in custody after being accused of shooting a teenager in the face in a case of road rage, police said.

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A woman is in custody after being accused of shooting a teenager in the face in a case of road rage, police said.

Judge questioned woman about getting her nails done immediately after incident

A woman who Douglasville police said shot a teenager in the face in a fit of road rage Sunday was denied bond in her first appearance hearing Monday morning.

During the hearing, the judge questioned 30-year-old Brittney Griffith about accusations that she went to get her nails done in the immediate aftermath of shooting 17-year-old Ashlyn Crouch in the head, Channel 2 Action News reported.

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Ashlyn Crouch was shot in the head Sunday, police said.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Ashlyn Crouch was shot in the head Sunday, police said.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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Ashlyn Crouch was shot in the head Sunday, police said.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Griffith, who was traveling east on I-20 with her three children, was following another vehicle when some sort of road rage incident took place, according to police. The victim told her mother the car she was riding in accidentally cut Griffith off, Dianna Crouch said in an interview with Channel 2.

“And she shot them the bird, and they shot back,” Crouch told the news station. After the exchange, Griffith fired at the other car and hit the teenager, police said.

Officers were called to Fairburn Road near I-20 around 4:40 p.m. and learned that Ashlyn Crouch, a student at Carrollton High School, had been shot in the face while sitting in the front passenger seat, a news release states. She was taken to a hospital and is recovering.

“I’m doing good and I’m still alive,” she told Channel 2 on Tuesday. “I thank everyone out there who prayed for me. God has kept me protected.”

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The victims told police they were near Ga. 5 when Griffith pulled up next to them and fired at least one shot before exiting at Chapel Hill Road. Another passenger in Crouch’s vehicle was able to take a photo of the suspect, which was posted to social media. Within a short time, multiple people called police to identify Griffith.

After the shooting, Griffith is accused of continuing on her way to get a manicure, a choice the judge questioned during Monday’s hearing, according to Channel 2. Griffith did not provide a comment about getting her nails done.

By 11 p.m. Sunday, Griffith had turned herself in at the Douglasville Police Department, the release states. She has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. She also faces three counts of cruelty to children after police said they learned her three kids, ages 4 to 9, were with her at the time of the alleged shooting.

The allegations that Griffith continued on to the nail salon after the shooting left Dianna Crouch shocked, she told Channel 2.

“That just blows my mind,” she said. “That makes me think she had no remorse.”