Brian Vincent Griffin charged in Millennium Hotel murder

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Brian Vincent Griffin was smoking meth with four others before the murder, according to police.
Brian Vincent Griffin, a 33-year-old from Dayton, Minnesota, has been charged in Minneapolis's first homicide of the year.

According to the charges, Griffin was smoking meth with three others in a room at the Millennium Hotel early Saturday morning. Griffin got up as if he was leaving, but instead turned around and began shooting.

Police arrived around 2:25 a.m. to find Jeremy Robert Shannon suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Shannon was pronounced dead on the scene. Police also found a 9mm handgun and a discharged cartridge casing outside the room, and nine more cartridge casings inside.

Witnesses told police that, after hearing shots fired, they saw a man run across the street. Police found Griffin at the nearby Hyatt Hotel, hiding in a closet, according to the complaint.

Griffin was charged with second-degree murder. He was also charged with attempted second-degree murder for shooting at another man in the hotel room.

After being read his rights, Griffin admitted to shooting Shannon, according to the complaint. He told police that Shannon and a witness to the crime were "talking about things that made him nervous." He got up with the intention of leaving, but thought as he reached for the door, "I have to do this."

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get it straight
get it straight

RE:::    Bjkoebe  i agree EXCEPT FOR-> ""He always Put his Kids first and himself second or even sometimes third""

HAHA  yeah fu*king Right

Jehanmccy
Jehanmccy

That was my one if best friend....he was no gang banger....

drizzy
drizzy

Wow I knew Brian sober Brian and I can't see him doin that but meth takes life's good or bad

Guest
Guest

This whole issue is extremely sad. In every way. And for every individual it has affected. Society, all of society, even the addicts, have got to stand up and fight back against this EPIDEMIC. God did not intend for life to be like this and we are ruining our own lives by allowing and tolerating METH and those who 'make and distribute' it. It is PURE EVIL and those that you use it, sell it, or dabble in it or associate with it in any way are plain and simply, Satan's puppets. When you see someone that's using Meth - report it. It doesn't make you a NARC it makes you a compassionate human being. And who knows, maybe you've actually spared the life of another human being, or maybe spared the life, or the well being of an innocent child - that doesn't deserve to live without a parent, or even with a parent that's using.And there's nothing but GOOD that comes from that!  It's really time to wake up and start focusing on the real issue surrounding Meth - stop focusing on the name calling and the get's nowhere arguing back and forth. Let's MAKE a resolution to the problems!  Jus' sayin....

Bjkoebe
Bjkoebe

I Worked with Brian and got to know how his personal struggles were. He was and still is a loving Father and I had seen before that Meth does change you. I Don't regret knowing brian but I do regret not trying to help him stay clean when he was trying to stay that way. I didn't Know Jeremy but from what I've read he sounded similar. Well liked by most people that met him. I don't think Brian Without Meth could have done this. He always Put his Kids first and himself second or even sometimes third. I do Know that One other person kept pulling him back in to the hole and that person will live with those thoughts the rest of his life. I wish to give my condolences to Jeremys family and friends. And hope you don't blame Brian Entirely the drugs had a lot to do with the outcome.

Jboogy369
Jboogy369

I grew up with Brian and met Jay several times. I am so glad to be out that meth game. Anyways this was a terrible incident and may both of the men's families someday find peace.

FreeBrian!!!
FreeBrian!!!

The shooter was at a father daughter dance with his children hours before the shooting as well so the fact that he was swimming with his kids is besides the fact! look into Shannon's criminal record and you'll see the type of person we was....Can we say woman beater,Drug dealer multiple felon....

99hhh87
99hhh87

It seems mr jonny be talkin big. Decided to shut the F%$* up. Bout time. RIP JEREMY. U R AND ALWAYS WILL BE MISSED

99hhh87
99hhh87

Mr jonny be dumbass. If u hace any sort of intelligence at all u really should retract your last few comments. No one deserve to be killed senselessly at all. You are stereotyping and its so immature. What r u like 15? Idiot

JonnyBeGood
JonnyBeGood

There is nothing better  when ghetto people shoot other ghetto people!!! Yeah!

Labchic01
Labchic01

Jeremy was a friend of mine.Good,Bad, or Indifferent Brian Griffin had the excuse he was "nervous" about what they were talking about as a reason to kill jeremy. cold hearted son of a biatch will rot in prison..jeremy's little boy will grow up with no dad. i have been off meth for over a year now life is great but it just goes to show that this stuff happens unfortunelty to good people.jeremy had his moments but no matter what he always had your back. he will be missed dearly and never will be forgotten.it is sad, so very sad...

Brandonlmcc
Brandonlmcc

Jeremy Shannon was my friend. I don't lead the same lifestyle that he lead but I will say that he did not deserve to die for smoking meth. Rest in peace Jeremy. :(

cln2day
cln2day

I'm a recovering meth addict and know first hand that the drug will have you doing things you never thought you were capable of. It takes your soul and your identity.

out the hood!
out the hood!

Brian was one of my friends in high school. Glad one of us grew up. Kinda figured this was gonna happen. People stop acting ghetto! Its not cool anymore to be a pistol packin drug addict.

ItSeemsToMe..
ItSeemsToMe..

Regardless of what they were doing,nobody deserves to be shot to death. Did the shooter have so much disrespect for his OWN life to take anothers? Is spending the next 15+ (or however many years) in prison because he thought "I have to do this" worth it? This story is sad in every way, and 2 families lose in the end. The victims and the shooters...This is nothing I would wish upon anyone. 

T Blackford
T Blackford

Meth: the other white... trash drug of choice

Guest
Guest

Light rail brings the criminals into the city too, I guess.

99hhh87
99hhh87

No one feels bad for u dumbass. preach elsewhere

ROCHELLE P
ROCHELLE P

 WOW your a small minded individual, This is NOT a TV show!!! This is  REAL LIFE!!! Real people, you know human beings, with emotions.This is a tragedy all the way around it, for both sides...Its life changing and our lives will NEVER be the same.The bad comedy act shows how  ""trailer""you are.

STROHECO
STROHECO

 So who are you anyways,and how do you define ghetto? not to pass judgment, but you clearly sound ghetto and immature.  Actually how do you know the victim wasnt a wall street BANKER" or a Dr.? Its apparent you dont know him because Morals,values and loyalty is what he was about. You sound like a child, does your mother know your on the computer, GO BACK TO CLASS CUZ YOU NEED TO BE SCHOOLED...PERIOD

JonnyBeGood
JonnyBeGood

 Well one by one, the streets are being cleaned up.

JonnyBeGood
JonnyBeGood

 I can think of many - gangbangers, all need to be shot to death for their innocent killings, drugs, rape, crime..... Drug dealers, rapists, shall we continue?

LaQuanda
LaQuanda

And crack is the black trash drug of choice?  You sound racist.

Waaah
Waaah

The truth hurts, that's why you feel the need to take your aggression out on me. Maybe I'll go cry now...p.s.I don't want anyone to feel bad for me, but obviously they don't feel bad for Jeremy either I have not seen any outpouring of love for the guy just excuses for his bad choices.

Valr420RIPJ-Dewitt
Valr420RIPJ-Dewitt

Jeremy had many friends in many cities, and a lot of those friends didn't use drugs.  First and foremost, jeremy was a HUMAN BEING, which is more than I can say about you.  You are so closed-minded and empty inside that you feel no compassion for other human beings, and that is more of a threat to society than anyone who just has a drug addiction. Because people like you are SOCIOPATHS, they lack that feeling that most people have towards other human beings. You lack empathy and compassion in general.  So, how does it feel to know that even a "meth addict" is more of a human being than you are? You are a disgrace to the entire sober community. 

Epc111
Epc111

That guy that was killed that night was a good friend of mine & you don't sh*t you f*cking pus*y. JonnyBedouche you're a fag!

Sweetcheex9cs
Sweetcheex9cs

Mr jonny be dumb ass the man shor and killed was a great father and just hours prior to being murdered he was teaching his kids how to swim. That is all gone now. He was a good man. We all have made errors in judgement in our lives. Dont tear down a murderd man and father. You are a closed minded and nieve moron.

FellowHuman
FellowHuman

I'm sorry I sounded like that - I just grew up in central illinois where people in trailers blew up their kids making meth. I don't like meth and I associate it with the people who constantly blew up their trailers and homes. I didn't mean to bring race into it, it was a joke on 'the other white meat.' 

Certainly I don't think your mind should run instantly to making fun of black people just because I called out meth as being a white trash hick redneck drug. I think that assumption was a little douchey of you.

Brandonlmcc
Brandonlmcc

How's this for no outpouring of love.......... Jeremy, I love you brother! Rest in Peace! You will not be forgotten!

Does that work for you douchebag?

Freebrian
Freebrian

I just want to say that I have requested my post be removed they are in very bad taste. I am sorry to the family of Jeremy and Brian.

Brandonlmcc
Brandonlmcc

Well said Val. And my last comment was directed towards JohnnyBDouche and not you.

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