Woman accused in fatal police shooting appears before judge

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SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News was there Sunday as the woman accused in a deadly shooting of a Griffin police officer appeared before a judge.

Griffin Police Officer Kevin Jordan was shot and killed in a Waffle House parking lot on U.S. 19/41 in Spalding County.

Michael Dwayne Bowman is in Atlanta Medical Center in critical condition. He was shot by the officer's brother, who told Channel 2 Action News his only regret was that Bowman survived.

“My only regret, I don't want to be bitter. My only regret, I didn't kill him,” said Raymond Jordan.

A community gathered Saturday night to remember Jordan, a four-year Griffin police veteran and father of seven. Jordan was working security at Waffle House and trying to arrest Bowman's girlfriend, who was being disruptive and abusive.

That’s when police said Bowman shot Jordan five times in the back. Jordan’s older brother, Raymond, was in the parking lot, pulled out his own gun and shot the suspect.

“My brother was handcuffing her. He pulled a weapon out and stood over my brother and he shot him,” said Raymond Jordan.

Friends of Jordan said they're still filled with shock and saddness.

"He's just an awesome man and it just broke my heart. He was a good friend," Glenda Yarbrough said.

Bowman and his girlfriend Chantell Mixon have both been charged with murder. Bowman’s younger brother, Tyler Taylor, has been charged with disorderly conduct.

On Sunday, 28-year-old Mixon seemed stunned and scared  as a judge read her charges of felony murder at the Spalding County Jail. She will be held on no bond.

Employees of the Waffle House said they recognized the trio from before.

“Whenever I seen them come in they’d always be drunk, raising cane and stuff like that,” said employee Amber Robinson.

GBI is investigating the shooting.

Funeral services for Officer Kevin Jordan will be announced Monday.