After an exchange of bullets early Saturday morning, off-duty police officer Kevin Jordan was left dead and the man who shot Jordan left in critical condition, shot by Jordan’s brother.
Jordan was working an overnight shift as security at a Waffle House restaurant in Griffith, Georgia, when two men and a woman caused a disturbance around 2:30 a.m., according to Griffin Police Lt. Mike Richardson. Jordan intervened, but the conflict escalated, and the woman, identified as Chantell Mixon, began a physical altercation. According to Cleveland.com:
[box type=”shadow”]Jordan was attempting to arrest Mixon when one of the men, Michael Bowman, fired at the officer’s back, Richardson said. Police believe Jordan was shot five times. At least one bullet penetrated the bulletproof vest Jordan was wearing, Richardson said.
Jordan’s brother, Raymond Jordan, had come to the restaurant to visit and fired his weapon, striking Bowman, Richardson said. Raymond Jordan has a valid permit in Georgia, he said. It is not known how many times Bowman was hit or whether he has an attorney.
Raymond Jordan told Atlanta’s Channel 2 that “the only regret I have is that I didn’t kill him.”[/box]
Raymond claimed that Bowman, Mixon, and the the other man, Taylor, used racial slurs against Officer Jordan, who was a former Marine and had been a police officer with the county for four years. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has taken the case, and Richardson said that the police planned to file felony murder charges against Bowman and Mixon, in addition to an obstruction charge against Mixon.
Officer Jordan is survived by his family, which includes his seven children.
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