Kenyan man dies after aggravated assault in Dallas over memorial weekend party, suspect Arrested

bryan  gitenya

Bryan Okemwa Gitenya

A Kenyan man has died after being assaulted in Dallas, TX.

Bryan Okemwa Gitenya was struck by an American man, Xavien Deavonni Griffin during an argument which occurred on Royal Lane on Monday morning.

The incident occurred as scores of Kenyans swarmed Dallas from all over the US to celebrate the annual memorial weekend celebrations.

Gitenya had arrived in Dallas on Friday from St Paul, Minnesota where he lives and was looking forward to the festivities.

Gitenya had reportedly attended one of the many parties attended by Kenyans and was attacked right around 5.45am.

Gitenya and Griffin were involved in an argument when the assailant hit Gikenya using his hand and causing him to fall and hit his head on the concrete. He was knocked unconscious and was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas where a doctor diagnosed him with severe brain injuries.

A witness who was present during the incident was able to identify Griffin from a six man line up.

Griffin is in jail and is on a $150,000 bond.


Arrest in Aggravated AssaultĀ Investigation

An Affidavit for Arrest Warrant was issued today for Xavien Deavonni Griffin, B/M/ 06/15/1991, for Aggravated Assault Serious Bodily Injury. This incident occurred on May 26, 2014, at approximately 5:45 am, when Suspect Griffin hit the Complainant Bryan Gitenya with his hand causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head on the concrete. This offense occurred in the 2500 block of Royal Lane. Suspect Griffin is in jail on a $150,000 bond.

The Assault stim from an arguement between Suspect Griffin and Complainant Gitenya. During the argument, Suspect Griffin hit the complainant with his hand, causing Complainant Gitenya to fall backwards and hit his head on the concrete. Complainant Gitenya was knocked unconscious and transported to Parkland Hospital by DFR. Complainant Gitenya condition is very critical.

A witness, who observed the incident, identified Suspect Griffin in a line-up. This incident is documented on Service Number 126867.


Griffin PCA



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