Over the weekend, a Georgia woman got involved in a road rage incident and ended up shooting a 17-year-old in the face, and then went to get her nails done. The woman’s three children, ages 4 to 9, were in the car when she fired the shot.
Brittney Griffith, 30, had her three children in the backseat when, around 4:40 pm, she allegedly got into a road rage encounter after a driver accidentally cut her off. Griffith began following the other involved vehicle for 15 miles, eventually pulling up beside it and firing at least one shot into the car.
The victim was a 17-year-old girl named Ashlyn Crouch, who was in the passenger seat of the car and, after being shot in the face by Griffith, was immediately rushed to a hospital where she was treated in the intensive care unit. Crouch is now reportedly in stable condition.
Miraculously, the bullet hit Crouch behind the ear and exited near the eye, allowing her to avoid any permanent eye/brain damage.
“I’m doing good and I’m still alive,” Crouch told WSB-TV. “I thank everyone out there who prayed for me. God has kept me protected.”
Police reported that Griffith fled the scene, but not before a passenger in the victim’s vehicle was able to capture a photo of the suspect. This picture was later used by police to help identify the shooter.
Around 11 pm on Sunday night, Griffith turned herself in. She has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault, three counts of cruelty to children, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Judge Susan Camp reported that following the shooting, Griffith went and got her nails done.
“That just blows my mind,” said the victim’s mother. “That makes me think she had no remorse.”