Sex crime prisoner charged in 2007 gun slaying

Authorities said they've solved a 2007 killing with the filing of charges against an imprisoned sex offender.
AP Wire
Nov 2, 2012


The Kent Metro Cold Case Team announced Thursday that Alvon Davis, 22, faces second-degree murder, firearms and habitual offender charges in the shooting of 19-year-old Russell Griffin.

Griffin was shot as he walked up to his house on Grand Rapids' southeast side. Police said a witness told them that Griffin was returning from buying fast food when the shooter killed him.

Davis has been imprisoned at the Ionia Maximum Corrections Facility for second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He waived his preliminary examination Tuesday in Grand Rapids District Court and is being held in the Kent County Jail until his next court date.


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