Milledgeville, GA (December 14, 2022) - The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on December 13, 2022. One woman, identified as Fiesta Lattina Murphy, 48, from Duquesne, PA, was shot and is currently in the hospital. A Baldwin County deputy was injured in this incident.

The preliminary information indicates that on December 13, 2022, at 4:52 p.m., Baldwin County deputies responded to a burglary in progress at the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church on Old Monticello Road in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Deputies entered the church to make sure no one was inside. While the deputies were making sure no one was inside, Murphy attacked one of the deputies with a hammer. The deputy was hit in the arm with the hammer as he was blocking his head with his arm. The deputies attempted to get Murphy to drop the hammer. Murphy tried to attack the deputy a second time. The deputies fired their service weapons, hitting Murphy. The deputies rendered aid until EMS arrived. 

Murphy was taken to Atrium Health Navicent in Macon, Georgia. 

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office charged Murphy with Burglary and Arson.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, the case file will be given to the Ocmulgee District Attorney’s Office for review.   


SAC Mary Chandler