Police answer shooting call; find woman severely beaten - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Police answer shooting call; find woman severely beaten

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A woman was recovering at University Medical Center following a brutal beating. Jackson Police said it was a domestic dispute. It happened at the victim's home in the 2200 block of St. Charles Street just after 11:00 Monday morning.

"I was scared for the simple fact I felt that he had so much anger he could have shot all of us," said Amber Howard. 

She was in the home with her aunt, 25-year-old Juanita Griffin, when Griffin's boyfriend fired a gun outside, kicked in the door, then fired several more shots inside.

"He was just hollering. He was just screaming and it seemed that he did not care," said Howard.

After cornering Griffin in the kitchen, the man took the handgun and started beating his girlfriend.

"We were all in the house, then he bust down the door. He proceeded to beat her. I was begging him please don't shoot her. That's all I wanted for him not to shoot her because she has kids," said Howard.

Griffin's attacker is the father of her youngest child, a two month old girl. The infant was in a back room during the violent attack and was not hurt. Howard was also not injured, but Griffin was beaten so badly that officers were not able to tell if she had also been shot.

"She had a lot of blood towards her face and head area. So, AMR was already in the area.  They were able to respond accordingly," said Jackson Police Officer Colendula Green.

Police had not released the man's identity. Griffin was listed in good condition at UMC. Her boyfriend was on the run as of Monday evening with Jackson Police investigators in hot pursuit. 

Griffin's relatives said he was last seen driving away from the scene in Griffin's white Chevy Malibu.

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