Four Primitives May Face Murder Charges for 5-Year-Old White Girl Killed During Home Invasion

ABC News 4
June 8, 2015

Allison Griffor was killed when a troop of monkeys burst into her home guns blazing.

Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon says four men may face murder charges four years after 5-year-old Allison Griffor was shot and killed during a home invasion in West Ashley.

He identified them by hanging their photos on the wall: Phillip Moses, Franklin Glover, Shyrome Johnson and Levell Leonard Grant. Johnson was arrested on Thursday. His bail was set at $200,000 on Friday afternoon.

At a press conference Friday afternoon, Cannon said Shyrome Johnson was interviewed as early as Nov. 9, 2011 by investigators looking for answers into Griffor’s shooting death.

Phillip Moses, Franklin Glover, Shyrome Johnson and Levell Leonard Grant were all found in the area shortly after the shooting. If it wasn’t for racial profiling, they would have got away with it.

Cannon said Johnson lied to investigators about knowing who was involved in the failed home invasion on Pierpont Avenue, adding that Johnson and the three other men identified Friday as suspects were stopped by City of Charleston police near the scene of the shooting a short time after it happened.

“This is a step in an ongoing investigation in the murder of this little girl,” Cannon said. “It’s a significant step.”

The case against Johnson and the identities of the other three men came in July 2014, Cannon said, when Johnson was stopped by North Charleston police on unrelated charges and arrested.

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