The GBI will conduct an independent investigation, and once complete, the case file will be given to the Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.
Saturday’s incident came a day after a man was shot by police following a domestic dispute in Fayetteville. In that case, 20-year-old Tavares Richardson allegedly pulled out a gun and ran from officers who stopped him and asked for identification. They were looking for him after a driver reported Richardson had been arguing with a woman in the backseat of a car and had a gun.
Richardson was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, but an update on his condition has not been released.
In 2022, the GBI was called to its 100th police shooting on Nov. 4. By this time last year, there had been 108 such cases.
Anyone with information on the Spalding case is encouraged to contact the GBI’s regional investigative office in Columbus at 706-565-7888. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), going online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.