Woman wounded after reportedly attacking deputies in northwest Baldwin County


The woman involved in the altercation with two deputies at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church on Old Monticello Road has been identified.

Fiesta Lattina Murphy, 47, listed with a Pennsylvania address, was rushed to the Medical Center in Macon after sustaining gun shot wounds. Two charges of aggravated assault and one count of arson are pending against Murphy, once she is released from the hospital.

The Georgia Gazette media outlet filed this booking photo of Murphy back in May, when she was booked at the county jail on Old Monticello Road.

Sheriff Bill Massee told Baldwin2K News that Murphy has been squatting at the church after being released from jail last week. When the two deputies responded to a call of a burglary, Murphy began attacking the two deputies with a "tool." Both deputies then opened fire, and Murphy was transported by ambulance to Macon.

This marks the second deputy-involved shooting of 2022, after the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office went a full 25 years with zero deputy-involved shootings. Back in September, a deputy fatally wounded a 77-year-old man after the man reportedly pointed a shotgun at the deputy. According to the BCSO press release: "A Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a domestic dispute on Union Hill Church Road after multiple 911 calls from the home. When the deputy entered the home, he and other occupants were approached by a man, identified as Tommie Gilmore, age 77, with a shotgun. The deputy gave Gilmore commands to drop the gun, but he pointed the shotgun at the deputy. The deputy shot Gilmore. He was taken to Atrium Health Navicent Hospital in Milledgeville, where he died. Gilmore lived at the home. The GBI Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on Gilmore.

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