MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 33-year-old man is charged with murder for a fatal shooting at a downtown hotel.
Brian Vincent Griffin, of Dayton, Minn., was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder for a weekend shooting that resulted in the death of Jeremy Shannon at the Millennium Hotel.
Police say Griffin also shot at another man in the hotel room.
According to the criminal complaint, Griffin, Shannon and two other men were smoking meth in a hotel room. Around 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Griffin stood up and walked to the door, as though he was leaving the room. That’s when police say he pulled a gun from his waist band and started shooting at Shannon and the other men.
Griffin admitted to police that Shannon and the other men were talking about things that made him nervous and he intended to leave but then thought, “I have to do this,” according to the criminal complaint.
Griffin was found hiding in a closet at the nearby Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, shortly after the shooting. No one else was hit by the bullets, according to police.