New details from deputy-involved shooting inside church


The lady shot during an incident with deputies at Antioch Baptist church on Old Monticello Road is listed in stable condition and expected to survive, Sheriff Bill Massee told WGXA TV on Wednesday.

The pastor of the church is Donald Tuft, who many people around town may remember from his days as the Baldwin County School District's transportation director. Tuft also is a former Central State Hospital police officer.

Also, the names of the two deputies involved in the incident have released. WGXA and WMAZ both have identified the deputies as Ernesto Lopez and Greg See.

The WMAZ story can be viewed immediately below...


WMAZ added that Fiesta Lattina Murphy, listed with a Pennsylvania address, caused relatively significant property damage to the church and broke pictures and mirrors and wrote on the walls and started a fire."

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 shortly after the incident 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," later identified as a hammer. Both deputies then opened fire, and Murphy was transported by ambulance to Macon.

After the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office went a full 25 years with zero deputy-involved shootings, Tuesday's incident marked the second deputy-involved shooting of 2022.


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