Anderson man found shot to death inside vehicle on New Year’s Day identified

ANDERSON, Ind. - Police in Anderson are investigating after a man was shot to death New Year's morning.  Authorities have identified the victim as 39-year-old Tommie Griffin.

"To that person out there, I hope you turn yourself in because we will have justice for Tommie," said Joyce Griffin, Tommie's mother.

Griffin was found shot to death in his vehicle near Ninth and Chestnut streets at around 8:30 a.m. According to the coroner, Griffin was shot multiple times. No suspect information has been released.  Police are not sure if Griffin was targeted or if this was a random act.

"This is the hardest thing I've had to deal with in my lifetime," said Joyce Griffin.

William Casey is a former sergeant with the Anderson Police Department.  He is working to get a 10 Point Coalition team on the streets in Anderson.

"Prevention (is) that’s the main thing. (We want) to working with all the different organizations and groups,  police departments, school system, all those agencies, not trying to reinvent the wheel just make everybody work together," said William Casey, former sergeant with the Anderson Police Department.

Griffin's family describes Tommie as being very athletic.  In his memory, they want to start a scholarship  to help a local high school athlete in need.

Police are asking anyone for information on this shooting to contact them at 765-548-6370.

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