On Sunday evening, 6-15-14, a Mineola youth was murdered in downtown Mineola apparently after a verbal altercation with another person. 19 year-old Christopher James Griffin was found in the alley behind the Mineola EZ Mart with a gunshot wound to the neck. Before the air transport could arrive to take Griffin to the hospital, he passed away.
According to police, after a verbal altercation in the EZ Mart store with Jason Russell Walters, the two later met behind the store, where Walters then shot Griffin in the neck.
Walters was arrested on a charge of murder.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased.