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Community Searches for Answers Following Shooting

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

It was a quiet Friday morning at the Havana Heights apartment complex. Some residents are still in disbelief over Thursday's deadly shooting of 21-year-old Lamarius Griffin.

"My heart goes out to the family. We are going to miss them," says Ronnie Miller, who knew the victim.

Twenty-year-old Antonio Browning is charged with Griffin's death. Neighbors say the two were cousins, best friends at the least.

"These are just two more guys that are gone. We are going to miss them," says Dexter McGriff, who also knew the victim.

Officials with the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office say the two men were in a room alone. The victim was sitting down while the suspect was standing up.

The victim was shot a single time in the back of the head. Those who knew the two think it may have been a dangerous game of Russian Roulette, but the exact motive is still undermined.

"I don't have an answer, I don't really know, I just don't know," adds McGriff.

Browning is being held at the Gadsden County Jail, charged with one count of manslaughter. His bond is set at $100,000. Autopsy results are expected in about a week.


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