Two men charged with murder in connection to Griffin Crossings shooting

A photo from the scene on Saturday where a Griffin man was fatally shot at the entrance to the Griffin Crossings apartment complex.

According to information released by the Griffin Police Department late Saturday night, two men were arrested for murder in connection to a fatal shooting at the Griffin Crossings apartment complex Saturday afternoon.

The GPD announced that John Robert Hunter, 21, of Terrytown, Louisiana, was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Jacorey Leblanc, 18, was charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The GPD said that he is also wanted by the Shreveport (Louisiana) Office of Juvenile Justice for escape.

The shooting, which occurred at about 2:27 p.m. Saturday, claimed the life of Reginald Darnell Hamm, 24, of Griffin.

The Griffin Police Department also arrested two other suspects for hindering apprehension.

Ashante Harris, 23, and Shedreka Leblanc, 30, were arrested and charged with felony hindering apprehension.

According to a GPD press release, officers responded Saturday afternoon to the entrance of Griffin Crossings at 1597 W. McIntosh Road in response to a man who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

Griffin Fire-Rescue and Wellstar Spalding Regional EMS also responded to the scene and the victim was transported to the Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Room.

The GPD’s Criminal Investigations Division was notified and responded to the scene.

Investigators conducted numerous interviews and executed several search warrants.

Based on the information the investigators obtained, it was determined that Hamm and two other people had been involved in a dispute at Walmart, the GPD said. After leaving Walmart, Hamm and the two encountered each other again at the Griffin Crossings entrance.

During the encounter, Hunter shot Hamm, a GPD press release stated.

After finding out that information, the Griffin PD Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement unit was able to find the suspects at 1597 W. McIntosh Road, Apt. 1601.

Four suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Griffin Police Department.