SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. -- An off duty Griffin police officer was shot and killed early Saturday morning.
The incident took place at the Waffle House at 1702 North Expressway, in Griffin at 2:20 a.m.
Kevin Jordan, 43, was working security at the Waffle House when three people, two men and one female, inside the restaurant began fighting. Jordan approached the table and was able to convince them to go outside.
The individuals have been identified as Michael Bowman, Tyler Taylor and Chantell Mixon.
While the officer was speaking to the three individuals, Mixon became unruly and uncontrollable. Jordan and the woman got into a physical confrontation as he tried to subdue her and place her under arrest.
Bowman, 31, then pulled out a gun and fired three shots into Jordan's back, killing him.
Raymond Jordan, the officer's brother, was at the Waffle House visiting. He saw the shooting and was able to fire off several shots at the Bowman. Raymond has a valid Georgia gun permit.
Bowman was shot three times, including in the jaw. He was transported to Spalding Regional Hospital and then to Atlanta Medical Center for surgery. As of Saturday afternoon, he is critical but stable condition, according to authorities.
Both Mixon and Taylor are in police custody. Bowman is being charged with felony murder, Mixon is being charged with felony obstruction and felony murder while Taylor is being disorderly conduct.
The investigation is ongoing and has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Jordan had been a member of the Griffin Police Department for four years.