Detroit man charged in killing of woman, 22

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 42-year-old Detroit man faces four felony charges in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old woman last week on the city's west side, court records show.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Jason Craighead with first-degree murder, two counts of felony firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Initial information from police said the victim was a 45-year-old woman. But the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office identified the victim as a 22-year-old woman named Catrina Griffin.

The prosecutor's office says that on Nov. 11, just before 11 p.m., police responded to the 18500 block of Heyden for a 911 call about a shooting.

The prosecutor's office says the victim and the suspect argued, and he pulled out a gun and shot her.  

Police arrived, and medics transported the woman to the hospital, but she died.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner didn't immediately respond to a request for information.

Jason Craighead

Craighead's past felonies include felony firearm in Wayne County and attempted breaking-and-entering in Macomb

Craighead was arraigned Saturday at 34th District Court in Romulus, which handles weekend arraignments for Wayne County. He was denied bond and will remain jailed as his case proceeds in Detroit's 36th District Court.

Craighead is due back in court Nov. 24 for his probable cause conference, jail records show.