Woman arrested for Douglas County road rage shooting that injured 17-year-old

The suspect’s 3 children were in the car with her at time of the incident.
Woman wanted in connection to Douglas County road rage shooting in custody
Published: May. 1, 2022 at 10:21 PM EDT
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DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (CBS46) - A woman wanted in connection to a road rage shooting that sent a teen to the hospital has been taken into custody, Douglasville Police Department confirmed.

According to DPD, a 17-year-old was shot in the face around 4:40 p.m. Sunday while in a vehicle on Interstate 20 east before Chapel Hill Road.

Witnesses in the victim’s vehicle told DPD that a female in a black sedan had been following them since Villa Rica where some type of road rage incident began.

Somewhere on Interstate 20 EB near Highway 5, the shooter pulled up alongside the victim’s vehicle and fired at least one shot.

The driver then exited on Chapel Hill Road and went in an unknown direction. A passenger in the victim’s vehicle was able to take a photo of the suspected shooter.

The photo was posted on social media and within a short period of time, multiple people called and identified the woman.

Around 11 p.m., Brittney Griffith, of Temple, turned herself into DPD. Police learned that Griffith’s three children, ages 4-6, were in the car with her when she allegedly shot at the other car.

Griffith has been charged with Aggravated Assault (4 counts), Cruelty to Children (3 counts), and Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a felony (1 count). On Monday, Griffith was denied bond during her initial court hearing.

Police say the teenage victim is being treated in a local hospital and is expected to recover.

The investigation remains ongoing. If you have any information, contact Det. Sean Williams at 678-293-1747 or williamss@douglasvillega.gov.

Update: ** This subject is in custody 5/2/22** $5,000 reward. Road Rage, victim shot in the face...Can you identify...

Posted by Douglasville Police Department on Sunday, May 1, 2022