A grandfather is in jail following an incident that left his grandson dead.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation responded to a call on Bryan’s Bridge Road in response to a request from the Screven County Sheriff’s Office on October 6, 2021. The Sheriff’s Office reported a death at a residence.
The initial investigation revealed that there was a domestic dispute between Washington and his grandson, Javoris Scott, age 29, that escalated when Scott allegedly came towards Washington. Washington shot Scott. Scott was taken to the hospital where he died.
On October 7, 2021, the GBI arrested Walter Washington, age 70, of Sylvania, GA and charged him with one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
An autopsy will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab in Pooler.
Washington is currently in the Screven County Jail. Additional charges are expected.
If anyone has information regarding this investigation, please contact the GBI Statesboro Office at 912-871-1121 or the Screven County Sheriff’s Office at 912-564-2013