At approximately 4:45 pm 09/29/16 an unknown male driving a small white car, possibly a Mitsubishi, stepped out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots at Kevin and Devonte Perry, 25. Kevin was killed, and Perry was wounded but recovered.3 4
My research revealed very little about Kevin’s background or this crime. If you have a reputable source of information for either, please let me know so it can be incorporated into this summary.
Kevin was one of three suspects identified as distributing drugs from the Best Western Hotel on Duo Drive in Hammond. An undercover operation commenced 03/09/16, during which time various quantities of drugs were purchased from the suspects.
A search of Room 211 yielded 6.3 oz of powder cocaine, ½ oz heroin, ½ oz crack cocaine, packaging material, digital scales, a 9mm handgun with an extended 31-round magazine, and $1,400.
Agents located Kevin on I-55 and initiated a traffic stop where an ounce of high-grade marijuana was found. Kevin fled on foot and was subsequently arrested 03/17/16 on charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Powder/Crack Cocaine (2cts), Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Heroin, Possession of Schedule I (marijuana), and Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of CDS. Dyketria Lettria James, 22, and Keyerica James, 25, were arrested on similar charges.5
It’s unknown if this arrest was related to his death seven months later.
Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office is working to solve the Kevin ‘KJ’ Griffin case and bring his killer(s) to justice. If you have information about this crime, please call (985) 345-6150.
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- Gun Violence Memorial: Kevin Griffin, accessed 10/26/20.
- FaceBook personal page, accessed 10/26/20.
- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office: Cold Case News Release, published 09/22/20.
- Baton Rouge Advocate: Shooting in Roseland kills one, injures another, published 10/03/16.
- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office: Heroin Arrests, published 03/18/16.