Timestamp8/22/14 1:23
Date Searched23-Jan-13
StateTX - Texas
Victim NameJames Eric Griffin
Victim's Age48
Victim's GenderMale
RaceBlack or African American
Hispanic or Latino OriginNot of Hispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired8
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponKnife or cutting instrument
SummaryVictim stole a pack of cigarettes from an Alto Pic-N-Go by brandishing a machete. Officer was dispatched to the scene, where a video shows victim confronting the officer with a machete knife. Officer yelled "put that knife down" and then fired 8 shots at victim, killing him.
Source Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKEUXBhhTes
Name of Officer or OfficersBrandon Michael Smith
Was the Shooting Justified?4
County StateCherokee TX - Texas