Fatal Shooting in Woodbury Liquor Store Parking Lot, GBI Investigating

1 min read

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has launched an investigation into the death of 22-year-old Jaylen Jamal McGruder of Pine Mountain, Georgia, at the request of the Woodbury Police Department.

Preliminary findings suggest that at approximately 9:40 p.m., authorities responded to reports of a shooting in a parking lot behind a liquor store on Highway 85 in Woodbury. Witnesses reported a confrontation escalating into gunfire involving multiple individuals, resulting in McGruder sustaining fatal injuries.

McGruder was transported by ambulance to a local hospital in Thomaston, where he succumbed to his wounds.

As of now, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

The investigation remains active, and anyone with pertinent information is urged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Midland at (706) 565-7888 or the Woodbury Police Department at 706-553-2211. Anonymous tips can also be provided by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), submitting online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or through the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

Upon the conclusion of the investigation, the case will be forwarded to the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for potential prosecution.

Leave a Reply