Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Frazier Charged In Griffin's Death At Southside Papa John's Pizza

Mark Frazier

Papa John's Pizza manager admitted Griffin was killed by a handgun bought on the street.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 10, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - Mark Frazier, 22, has been charged with 2nd-degree reckless homicide in Milwaukee County Circuit Court in the shooting death of Joseph Griffin, 24, on October 2, inside the Papa John's Pizza at the 3200 block of S. 27th St. Frazier is facing up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines, if convicted. A cash bond of $15,000 was set for Frazier on Oct.5.
Frazier the manager at Papa John's was closing the place when Griffin, a friend stopped by. Frazier began to show off his handgun to Griffin and the weapon discharged fatally striking Griffin in the chest. 
At first, Frazier told police that the place had been robbed and Griffin had been shot. A witness told police a different story, which did not collaborated with Frazier's account of what had happened. Frazier later recanted his story and admitted the handgun that he bought on the street for $300 had the safety on, but fired as the gun was being handled, according to the criminal complaint.

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