Man killed in road rage shooting in Colerain Township - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Man killed in road rage shooting in Colerain Township

Anthony Griffin Jr. (Photo courtesy of Mike Harris) Anthony Griffin Jr. (Photo courtesy of Mike Harris)
Jeremy Hardman, 26. (Provided photo) Jeremy Hardman, 26. (Provided photo)
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Colerain Police believe it started here somewhere along Colerain Avenue. 20-year-old Anthony Griffin had some type of altercation with another driver 26-year-old Jeremy Hardman.

Police say Hardman then followed Griffin to his girlfriend's home in the 3200 block of Niagara Avenue.

Mike Harris says he watched it all happen right here in his front yard. His sister's boyfriend, the father of her unborn son, Anthony Griffin shot and killed by a stranger.

"Over something so freaking stupid. I was just trying to get everyone to calm down. Tried to just deescalate it. No one really thought that would happen," said Harris.

Harris says Griffin pulled up to his house just before 1 a.m. Griffin's two sisters were in the car and an angry driver was hot on his heels.

"Evidently, the guy had pulled up. They had words. Then, he turned around and came back and they had words again and on and on it seemed to go. Nobody wanted to let it go," said James Love, Public Information Officer for the Colerain Police Department.

That is when Love says 26-year-old Jeremy Hardman pulled a gun and shot Griffin from his car. Right now, police say there are no indications the two knew each other and no indications of any crime.

"I think somewhere we use to realize that your thoughts about me don't really matter that much and it's not worth it," said Love.

"He was ready. Him and my sister were ready to see that little bundle of joy. But thanks to the actions of an idiot, now it's just a day full of tears," said Harris.

Police say Hardman then followed Griffin to his girlfriend's home in the 3200 block of Niagara Avenue.

Mike Harris says he watched it all happen right here in his front yard. His sister's boyfriend, the father of her unborn son, Anthony Griffin shot and killed by a stranger.

"Over something so freaking stupid. I was just trying to get everyone to calm down. Tried to just deescalate it. No one really thought that would happen," said Harris.

Harris says Griffin pulled up to his house just before 1 am. Griffin's two sisters were in the car and an angry driver was hot on his heels.

"Evidently, the guy had pulled up. They had words. Then, he turned around and came back and they had words again and on and on it seemed to go. Nobody wanted to let it go," said James Love, Public Information Officer for the Colerain Police Department.

That is when Love says 26-year-old Jeremy Hardman pulled a gun and shot Griffin from his car. Right now, police say there are no indications the two knew each other and no indications of any crime.

"I think somewhere we use to realize that your thoughts about me don't really matter that much and it's not worth it," said Love.

"He was ready. Him and my sister were ready to see that little bundle of joy. But thanks to the actions of an idiot, now it's just a day full of tears," said Harris.

Police say an officer saw both Griffin and Hardman driving erratically on Colerain Avenue but that officer was dispatched to a different call before he could pull them over.

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