Kendall Brye- Indiana- 2019 (CAPTURED) Apr 15, 2019 0:24:44 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Apr 15, 2019 0:24:44 GMT -5
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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is looking to talk with the father of an 8-year-old who was shot and killed Sunday night.
IMPD said it is still working to figure out what led up to the shooting and whether it was an accident. Investigators said they are hoping Kendall Brye can help answer those questions.
He is the father of 8-year-old Kendrielle Brye, who died in the shooting.
IMPD said it believes Kendall was inside the home when the shooting happened. However, investigators said since they can't reach him, they consider Kendall Brye armed and dangerous.
Police believe he is driving a gray or silver 2016 Dodge Charger, with the license plate IP1340. Anyone is encouraged to call 317-262-(8477) TIPS with information.
IMPD said Kendrielle was taken by family members to an Indianapolis fire house, after she had been shot. She was then transported to Riley Hospital for Children, where she died. Hours later, IMPD went to the 5600 block of Culver Street, where investigators said Kendrielle was shot.
'He is not armed and dangerous'
That's the message from Pastor Michael Searcy of New Direction Worship Center when he talked about Kendall Brye, the father of an 8-year-old girl who was shot and killed Sunday night. Kendall Brye, 40, was in the home at the time of the shooting and later left the home, says IMPD.
"From what I know, it was simply a terrible accident. I believe Kendall just panicked," Searcy told WISH TV.
Searcy says he has known Brye and his family for the last 25 years and he is responsible.
"He's been taking care of his family for quite some time. We don't want to speculate about what's going on in his mind, but I know he's just scared and distraught," Searcy said.
On WISH TV Tuesday morning, Searcy made a plea to Kendall Brye.
"There's people who love you. We believe in you. We know you're innocent. Let's just start the healing process," Searcy said.
Investigators are still trying to reach him. He's considered a person of interest.
Her family wasn't home on Monday but relatives created a GoFundMe page.
Neighbors said they had seen her riding around on a pink bike as recently as this weekend. They said she was friendly and are shocked about what happened on Sunday.
Thoughts? Brye was still at large at least as of April 12th, 2019 since that is the day Kendrielle's mother, 38-year-old Tiffany White was arrested and it was mentioned they were still looking for Kendall for question and a Community Corrections violations warrant. Tiffany White, when arrested, faced preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent causing death, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance: fox59.com/2019/04/12/police-arrest-mother-of-8-year-old-girl-who-was-fatally-shot-on-neglect-drug-charges/
Also, with all due respect to the pastor, Brye SHOULD BE considered armed and dangerous. That is the default assumption for anyone on the run and anyone who spots Kendall Brye should not approach him but call authorities. He may only be wanted for questioning, but it is involving a potential crime where a gun was involved in an 8-year-old girl's death and he still has an official parole violation warrant. Even fugitives wanted for non-violent financial fraud cases are assumed to be armed and dangerous to be on the safe side, let alone crimes of this nature. It is simply that regardless of who the fugitive is, anyone fugitive wanted for a felony or potential felony is automatically assumed to be armed and dangerous by default.
That's not to say Brye may not be a decent person who made a tragic mistake or he could be entirely innocent. Perhaps he was a loving father and great family man. However, he chose to disappear. His loved ones seems to think Kendrielle's death was an accident. If that's true and Kendall had anything to do with it, whether he accidentally shot her or negligently left his gun in an unsecure location or some other accident, he needs to turn himself in, man up and take responsibility. If he has nothing to do with his daughter's death, or her death was not his fault in any way, he needs to turn himself and tell his side of the story. Perhaps this is all tragic negligence or something else and not a cold-blooded crime, but the chances of leniency on Brye will continue to decrease the longer he hides once he is finally caught. I'm not going to judge Brye as a person or assume what happened in that house. But I will judge his action of not turning himself in, which he desperately needs to do for both him and his family's sake to provide closure.
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