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Man arrested for Cairo shooting


Florine Phillips was shot in the abdomen on Wednesday night in Cairo. The GBI was called in to assist in the hunt for the shooter.

A motive for the shooting was not clear.

Other agencies combined with the GBI to track the suspect, Michael Hines, to Decatur COunty.  They took him into custody without incident Thursday.

The Thomasville Office of the GBI provided this release-

On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 the GBI office in Thomasville, GA was requested by the Grady County Sheriff's office to assist with the investigation into the shooting of Florine Phillips, 38. 

The shooting took place at 185 Donaldson Lane in Cairo where Phillips was shot once in the abdomen at approximately 10:30 p.m. Phillips survived the shooting.

The suspect Michael Hines, 26, of 196 Earl Hester Road, Climax was located and arrested without incident in Decatur County on Thursday, December 5.   

Assisting in the arrest was the Decatur County Sheriff's Office and the Climax Police Department. 

Hines is charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Hines is being held in the Grady County Jail.


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