UPDATE: IGH Man Charged with Three Felonies in New Year’s Day Shooting

Michael Jamah Griffis was charged with one count of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. He is accused of shooting his wife and brother.

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UPDATE 7 P.M.: The 35-year-old Inver Grove Heights man charged with shooting his wife and brother in a New Year's morning incident remained in custody on $25,000 bond in the Dakota County Jail Thursday night.

The Pioneer Press is reporting that Michael Jamah Griffis—who was charged with three felony counts on Thursday—allegedly shot the pair during an argument.

His brother reportedly was wounded in his arm and chest, and his wife reportedly was shot in her hand when trying to prevent the fight. Both were hospitalized.

Griffis allegedly denied being the shooter when police arrived at the scene of the incident, at around 1 a.m. Jan. 1, says the Pioneer Press.


ORIGINAL STORY: A 35-year-old Inver Grove Heights man has been charged with three felonies as result of a New Year’s Day shooting at an Inver Grove residence.

In Dakota County District Court on Thursday, Michael Jamah Griffis was charged with one count of first-degree assault (great bodily harm) and two counts of second-degree assault (dangerous weapon-substantial bodily harm).

Bond was set at $25,000 with conditions that included:
• Not entering the victims’ residence
• No contact with the victims
• Alcohol monitoring and random testing
• No use of alcohol or controlled substances
• Keeping the court informed of his current address.

Griffis was being held Thursday afternoon at the Dakota County Jail.

According to scanner reports, at least two people were shot in the incident, which was reported at about 1 a.m. Jan. 1 in the 3000 block of Upper 76th Street East. A woman reportedly was shot in her hand, and another person was shot in the arm.

Griffis is scheduled to appear for his omnibus hearing at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in district court.

Click below to read more about this case:
• Man Arrested Following Early Morning Shooting in Inver Grove

Emily Vega January 04, 2013 at 01:51 AM
Told ya IGH is turning into a ghetto...
Emily Vega January 04, 2013 at 01:51 AM
Bummer...that's not why we moved here :(
Bill Ashton January 04, 2013 at 02:06 AM
All suburbs are getting that way Emily, all the cities for some reason are developing to much low income housing.
ward tatro January 04, 2013 at 02:40 AM
The PC correct people refer to it as "Workforce Housing" (right?) Shame on you Bill


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