Posted on 6/13/2016

Defendant: William Richard Griffin

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien commented, “Through the collaborative efforts of many individuals over the past six years, we are now able to also prosecute the co-defendant involved in this avoidable shooting which left the victim paralyzed for life.  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment on William Richard Griffin, currently age 25, in connection to the May 27, 2010 late evening shooting of Alexandria Reese, currently age 31, that occurred at the intersection of Atcheson and Trevitt Streets in Columbus.  Griffin has been indicted for two counts of Felonious Assault (F-2), both with Firearm Specifications, and for one count of Having Weapons While Under Disability (F-3), for a total of three counts.  On the night of the shooting, Alexandria Reese and her friend were driving west bound on Atcheson Street when the two women were caught in gunfire that broke out in the neighborhood.  Griffin, who was 18 at the time, was one of the men involved in shooting multiple times across the road.  Drakkar Groce was indicted ten days ago for his involvement in the shooting.  Reese, who was 25 years old at the time, was shot in her neck and was left permanently paralyzed as a result of being struck.  O’Brien commended the Columbus Police Department for their ongoing investigation of this case.  Arraignment for Griffin is set for Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 South High Street.