Sheriff: Home invaders who killed 5 year old mistakenly picked wrong house

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The parents of a 5 year old girl who was shot to death during an attempted home invasion last year were mistakenly targeted, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Al Cannon said this week he believes the home invaders mistakenly picked the wrong house on Pierpont Avenue during the October 25, 2011 incident.

The victim, Allison Griffor was asleep in her bed when a shotgun blast fired through the front door of the home killed her.

The girl's father told deputies he heard a kick on the door about one a.m. and when he walked towards the door, someone opened fire.

"We think it was a home invasion. We don't think it was specifically directed toward the Griffor family or their house," said Cannon.

"That's what we believe to be the case. We have not been able to find anything to suggest that the Griffor's themselves were targeted."

One week after Allison Griffor was murdered, three men were charged with robbing the Pierpont Pub which is located around the block from the Griffor home.

A shotgun was recovered from the suspects' car. Sheriff Cannon says so far no connection has been made between the two incidents.

A $4,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. If you can help, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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