Police secure warrants on shooting suspect

Published 4:46 pm Friday, November 5, 2021

Suffolk Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jermy Lavon Griffin, 28, of Suffolk, on multiple charges following their investigation of a shooting incident that occurred on May 17 in the 300 block of Hunter Street.

Warrants have been secured on charges including reckless handling of firearm; firearm: possess by felon non-violent (2 counts); discharge firearm in public place — bodily injury; and false police report. Griffin is further described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, approximately 150 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

The shooting took place at 5:10 p.m. that evening. A 29-year-old Suffolk man was injured, and several residences and vehicles were also struck by gunfire.


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Police announced Griffin as a suspect on May 24 and also arrested a 21-year-old Franklin woman, Deasia Eltranek Mizell, on a charge of conspiracy to commit or incite riot in connection with the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line.  To submit online, go to www.p3tips.com, visit the Suffolk Police Department website (www.suffolkva.us/spd) and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at www.facebook.com/suffolkpolicedepartment. You can also call 888-LOCK-U-UP, 1-888-562-5887, Option 5. Once a person submits a tip, they will be given a TIP ID and password. With this information they can login at p3tips.com and submit follow-up information, engage in two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information.