#Update | 8:20 a.m. (WJBF) – Here’s an update from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page:

On yesterday afternoon, deputies received a 911 call that a shooting had occurred on the 500 Block of Irwin Ave outside of Tennille.

It was discovered that a 16 year old male victim had been shot in the back. Emergency Medical Personnel transported the victim to a trauma center for his injuries.

Deputies, Sheriff’s Investigators, and Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI Agents) worked throughout the evening following tips and leads that came from a very concerned community which is credited for finding the person(s) responsible for this selfish violent act.

As a result of this shooting investigation two (2) juveniles, ages 15 & 16 have been taken into custody and charged in this incident.

The team of law enforcement officers working this case were able to confiscate the weapon allegedly used in this crime which had been reported stolen from a previous unrelated incident.

As this incident not only affects this victim and his family, it also affects many others as a result of this. Please join me in prayer for all involved and for our community.

-Sheriff Joel Cochran


TENNILLE, Ga. (WJBF)– The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was called to a shooting on the 500 block on Irwin Ave. in Tennille, Ga.

The incident happened about 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening.

The victim was taken by ambulance to a trauma center for treatment.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to assist in this investigation.

Anyone with information concerning this shooting is asked to call 478-552-0911.