People in Dawson say they're glad investigators are reaching out
to the community, hoping to solve the shooting of the city's mayor. Investigators
set up a road check Thursday night.
say they want investigators to do all they can to solve the crime that shocked
People in Dawson hope whoever shot Mayor Christopher Wright is
found soon. His family says support for the mayor is overwhelming and people
are standing behind him.
"The city is showing a lot of support, the majority of the
city. Everyone is very concerned about my grandchild and everybody is hoping
and praying that all will be well with him and that he will come back to being
the Mayor soon," said Janie Wright, Grandmother of Mayor Christopher
GBI Agents along with other officers from Dawson and Terrell
County set up a road check Thursday night looking for tips on the October 31st
ambush at Mayor Wright's home. GBI Agents say the road check was in a 4 block
radius of the mayor's home.
"I think that might help. I hope so anyway. I hope they get
whoever did that violent crime to such a young person, anybody really,"
said Margie Hill.
GBI Agents say people they talked to Thursday night were glad they
set up the road check. Right now, they
are not saying if it gave them any leads.
"They're doing all they can, but they are not talking but
then they are not supposed to," said Janie Wright, Grandmother of Mayor
GBI Agents says they stayed in the scene until about midnight,
passing out contact cards. People are anxious to have the case solved.
"It's kind of scary about who could actually do it you know
and why," said Tonya Taylor.
While investigators are working the case, Mayor Wright's
grandmother says is sending a message to the family.
"I just want to say to my family, the Wright family to hang
in there, be strong as you've had been and a special hang in there for my
grandson, Chris Wright, I love you," said Janie Wright.
Mayor Wright was initially in critical condition, but for safety
reasons, family members are not saying his condition at this time.
GBI Agents says they don't know if they are going to have another
road check in the future. They says it all depends on the investigation.
There will be a motorcycle benefit ride for Mayor Christopher
Wright Saturday starting at the McDonalds near Albany Mall at 11.