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Off duty cop shot, killed at Waffle House

An off duty Griffin police officer was shot and killed early Saturday while working security at a Waffle House on N. Expressway in Griffin. The dead officer has been identified as Kevin Jordan. He had been with GPD for about three years. Jordan was attempting to deal with unruly WH patrons at about 2:30 a.m and was forced to handcuff a woman. A man with the woman pulled a gun and shot Jordan in the back three times. Another man chased the gunman into the parking lot and shot him. He was lifeflighted to an Atlanta hospital. More from Bill Taylor, WKEU: Units of the Griffin Police Department, Spalding Regional EMS, Griffin Fire Rescue, and Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster were called to the north expressway to the Waffle House restaurant from 911 dispatch. Also an office down call was made by 911 dispatch. A Griffin Police Officer Kevin Jordan was working security at the Griffin Waffle House when he was killed during an altercation as he was moving two men and a woman who had been sitting together, to the outside of the building. The three individuals had been upsetting other individuals before they were escorted outside in the restaurant. As Officer Jordan got them just outside the doorway the female started a fight with Officer Jordan as he was attempting to cuff the female he had on the ground one of the men identified as Michael Dwayne Bowman age 30, shot Officer Jordan 3 times in the back. Bowman then attempted to flee the area. Officer Jordan’s brother Raymond Jordan was at the restaurant with his brother had a permit to carry a fire arm and he then shot Michael Dwayne Bowman three times. Bowman was transported to the Atlanta Medical Center and his condition at this time is unknown. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to conduct the investigation. They arrived at the scene early Saturday Morning. Also arrested at the scene were Tyler Taylor age 23, and Chantell Mixon age 28. and are now in the Spalding County Detention Center. Officer Jordan’s body was taken to the State Crime Lab in Atlanta with a heavy Police escort about 8:30 am. Public Safety Director Frank Strickland said that the entire Department is in shock from loosing one of their own. Officer Jordan was liked and respected by not only the department personnel but the residents of Griffin as well. Officer Jordan has a son at Griffin High School that is to Graduate next weekend.

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