Long Beach, CA--Police say they were conducting undercover surveillance, when they a spotted a car they believed to be associated with their investigation.
At some point, 18-year-old Jordan Michael Griffin exited the vehicle and went inside 711 located on Pacific Coast Highway and Clark Avenue, only to be shot by authorities moments later. Police say Griffin did not comply with their demands and was suspected of being involved in a series of robberies.
It was later stated by police that Griffin was holding a BB gun when shot.
Another man, Devonae Lesean Moore, 22, was taken into custody and held on a 350,000 bond.
“My name is Falawn Norwood. I’m starting this GoFundMe for my best friend Jessica Rudolph. Jessica’s son, and my godson, Jordan Michael Griffin, tragically lost his life Thursday night. Our families and community are shocked and grieving. Jordan was a great son and older brother to Jemari, age 15, Jasmine, age 12, and Jewel, age 9. He was also a talented young man.
At only 18 years of age, he was an aspiring designer, talented basketball player and an amazing skater. Jordan was also embarking on his next pursuit of higher learning when his young life was cut short. He was an old soul that loved his friends and family dearly.
I am raising funds to support my godchild’s burial costs and anything else his mother Jessica may need, including support if she takes days off from work, which will impact her and her 3 children.
Jessica is an amazing mother and a kind soul who is always the first to help anyone in need. While her loved ones will do what we can to support her during this difficult time, we’d appreciate your help. Thank you for your support, prayers and condolences during this devastating time.”