The shooting happened in an upstairs apartment at the Havana Heights apartment complex.
Gadsden County sheriff's investigators say around 3:30 Griffin was shot in the head by his friend, 20-year-old Antonio Browning.
Family and neighbors remain in shock about what happened.
Betty Jean Moses, the victim's aunt, says, "We don't what happened or how it happened or just going by what he say, she say for right now."
Griffin was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he died Thursday evening.
Browning claims the shooting was accidental, but investigators are charging him with manslaughter.