Two Cairo men face gun charges from viral video
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Two young Cairo men have been arrested and charged in connection to actions seen on a video once posted on social media that shows people in Cairo firing guns into the air nearly continuously at night.
The video also shows a Grady County Deputy at the scene getting into a pickup truck marked with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office logo and leaving as gunfire continues, and it appears someone shines a laser light at the deputy.
One Cairo man, 21, is the one allegedly recording the incident on video and he is charged with pointing a laser at law enforcement and pointing a firearm at law enforcement, according to Jamy Steinberg, special agent in charge with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He is also charged with discharging a firearm near a roadway and reckless conduct, all misdemeanors. He was arrested Feb. 23, and released on bail that same day, Steinberg states.
A 22-year-old Cairo man is charged with misdemeanors, as well, reckless conduct and discharging a firearm near a roadway. He was arrested March 4, and released on bail that day, Steinberg states.
The unnamed deputy has not been charged with any crimes in the case, which is still active, according to Steinberg.
District Attorney Joe Mulholland states, “My understanding is the G.B.I. is involved in this matter. Once we receive their recommendation we will address it.”