HAYWARD (KPIX 5) — Family members say an argument over loud music lead to the stabbing death of a man shopping with his kids at a Target on Christmas Eve.

According to the victim’s wife, Tyrone Griffin was inside the store, doing some last minute shopping with the couple’s two children when the unthinkable happened. She said it was his favorite time of year but it will never be the same now.

“He was more excited about kids opening gifts than they were —and he wanted Christmas lights. He wanted to outshine the neighbors,” says the victim’s wife Nicole Simmons.

But that excitement turned tragic when Griffin was stabbed by two suspects inside the store and later died at the hospital.

“It was just that last minute gift – that last minute gift, you know — that cost my husband his life,” says Simmons. “He felt like Jade had more gifts than Josh… ‘I gotta get Josh one more thing.'”

The family says Griffin was always doing what was best for his children and family.

A witness says Griffin asked the suspects to turn down some inappropriate music they were playing on their cell phones in the toy section.

“It was someone playing provocative music and he just asked them, ‘can you turn it down, my son is right here’ — they guy didn’t take it too well, I’m not sure exactly what was said, but they rushed him.”

The suspects have been identified as 22 year-old Frankie Archuleta and 25 year-old Jesse Archuleta. Both are from Hayward.

The family is still trying to process what happened. They say you can’t make sense of it. It was senseless.

“They’re out of their mind to actually take action like that,” says Timothy Griffin, the victim’s brother. “Who does that?”

“In front of a child,” adds Simmons.

The two suspects were arrested a short time later.

The hardest part for Simmons is telling her children ‘Daddy isn’t coming back.’

“I can’t bring him back,” she sobbed. “They said daddy will be back in 100 days. I said, no it don’t work like that. I can’t bring him back.”

But Simmons says she knows her husband is in a better place and would want his family to celebrate his life.

The suspects are in their 20s and behind bars. They will be appearing in court later this week to face murder charges.

Meantime, investigators are reviewing the surveillance video from the store and talking to witnesses.

Comments (14)
  1. re: “The suspects have been identified as 22 year-old Frankie Archuleta and 25 year-old Jesse Archuleta.”

    Anchor babies, born from illegal alien parents.
    This is the legacy of the illegal alien invasion of America.

    1. The sad reality is that we need the brown vermin from Mexico to clean our bathrooms and mow our lawns since the millennial failures are too lazy to do that work.

  2. Or maybe mind your fuking business? And anchor babies? you mean like that anchor wife that’s soon to be the 1st lady?

    1. Anita Alente says:

      Hopefully you get murdered by one of these illegal mexican trash that you seem to love so much.

      1. Anita, that is horrible to say. Hopefully we will not have to deal with the brown vermin from Mexico once we have a wonderful wall up. They are such horrible things and that they believe that they have a place in our country is ridiculous.

    2. Kurt Smith says:

      “And anchor babies? you mean like that anchor wife that’s soon to be the 1st lady?” Ignernt lib…yer about 8 years late with that comment.

  3. Moniqa Aylin says:

    You really ought to proofread this article.

    1. KCBS really does not care one lick about journalism. The only thing this company cares about is force feeding you and everyone else these annoying moutherfukking video ads like AIDS-infected gay men force feed their spiral ham to each other. Horrible, I tell you, it is horrible.

  4. I notice that Mr. Griffin is African American, and the current statistics on Democratic Party voting for African Americans is around 85%. So I’m going to assume Mr. Griffin was a Democrat.
    Which creates the irony of having two Hispanic suspects as the assailants. In all likelihood either recently, or at some point in the past, the suspects or their families were likely admitted to the United States under a Democratic Party policy. Certainly the attempt to make “sanctuary cities” is a clear call for illegal immigrants to flock to these cities. This is setting traditional black American Democrats into open conflict for jobs, and housing while putting them into dangerous situations like these. It’s time for black Americans to realize that the Democratic Party is getting you killed.

    1. Alex, the reality is that cities with a large ethnic population have more crime because these Neanderthals do not comprehend how society functions. When people receive welfare generation after generation they cannot function properly in real society.

  5. Albert Ross says:

    Does anybody know if there’s a picture of the two brothers anywhere on the internet ?

  6. It was a terrible holiday for us as well. We wanted to buy some extra Hatchimals and Target was out of stock. It made us all so sad. The reality is that Target hires the dumbest of the dumb in our community. These are degenerates who can barely wipe themselves after pooping and yet they are given the responsibility of serving us.

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