Valdosta woman shot through the wrist

Valdosta woman shot through the wrist
The shooting occurred at 520 Charlton St.
The shooting occurred at 520 Charlton St.
Herbert Godfrey
Herbert Godfrey

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A Valdosta woman was recovering Tuesday after being shot outside her home early Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened at 520 Charlton St. about 12:55 a.m. WALB spoke to the victim's husband around 10 a.m. Tuesday. He said he was still trying to process the whole situation.

With his wife's blood still on his hands, Herbert Godfrey held the pieces of a cabinet that was in his home and was hit by a bullet when his wife was shot through the wrist just before 1 a.m. outside the home.

"Once the offender shot her, someone else took the gun from her and she left the scene on foot," said Valdosta Police Department Lt. Aaron Kirk.

Police said that offender was 26 year-old Shanavier Walker. She was arrested shortly after the shooting when officers found her at a nearby residence.

The bullet hole in the back side of the door where the bullet went through and the chunk that the bullet took out of the cabinet could still be seen Tuesday morning.

Herbert Godfrey said his main concern after the shooting was for the safety of his wife and his two children, both of whom were asleep inside when the shooting happened.

"I'm tryin' to see 'bout my kids. My wife in the hospital. I'm tryin' to make sure she okay," Godfrey emphasized.

Godfrey said Walker had come to have drinks with him and his wife Jessica, but after they had been hanging out for a while the two women started arguing about something that had been said earlier.

He said during the argument Walker shoved his wife a couple of times and hit her in the face, causing her to bleed, and then pulled out a pistol and fired.

"She a friend of ours. Things went wrong and that's what happened, you know," asked Godfrey, rhetorically.

As of about 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Jessica Godfrey was listed in good condition at SGMC. Walker was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.

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