Brion Reynolds- Michigan- 2021 Sept 24, 2021 0:40:22 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 24, 2021 0:40:22 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Lansing Police Department on Twitter)
From the Lansing State Journal (lansingstatejournal.com):
LANSING — Brion Reynolds was supposed to take care of his three kids on Sept. 16, the night police say he shot and killed their mother and their grandmother, according to court records.
Reynolds and the children's mother, 24-year-old Alexis Brown, had been arguing about Reynolds following through with taking the kids, one of Brown's friends told police, Lansing Detective Martha McGonegal wrote in an affidavit that led to criminal charges.
According to McGonegal's affidavit, here is what transpired that night:
Brown had just taken two car seats outside when she ran back toward the house, screaming, "he shot me mom, he shot me."
Brown, her 46-year-old mother, Michelle Roper, several children and one of her friends fled to the back of the house. Reynolds followed and continued shooting.
A second woman in the home told police Reynolds walked right past her sitting in the living room with the youngest of Reynolds' children on her lap. He ignored her on his way out too, she told police.
Two teenage girls put the older two of Reynolds' and Brown's three children in a vehicle driven by Gavin Anspach. Reynolds hopped in and they drove off.
Lansing police arrived to the house in the 1200 block of West Michigan Avenue on a report of a shooting and rushed Brown to the hospital, where she later died. Roper was found dead in the home, along with a 6-year-old boy who had been grazed by a bullet.
Three people have since been charged in connection with the shooting. Reynolds faces two counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and two weapons charges. Anspach and Reynolds' sister, Monea Reynolds, both were charged with accessory after the fact to a felony.
Anspach told police Brion Reynolds offered him $20 to give Reynolds a ride to pick up his kids from their mother's house. Anspach was with his family, girlfriend and child at the time, so he took them along to pick up Reynolds, he told police.
When Anspach picked up Reynolds, he had his usual .40 caliber gun in his pocket. He put a rifle in the tailgate of the truck because "you know how her family is," Reynolds told Anspach, speaking about Brown's family.
Anspach's girlfriend told police she thought they were giving Reynolds a ride to work.
Anspach told police he parked outside and watched as Reynolds went inside, then came back out. He asked Anspach to move to the driveway. Anspach told police that as he moved the vehicle, Reynolds began walking toward the residence and shooting at it. He walked inside, continuing to shoot, then came out and grabbed his rifle and shot into the house several more times.
Anspach and Reynolds drove away two of Reynolds' and Brown's kids and dropped them off with Monea Reyolds, Brion's sister. Monea Reynolds told police her brother had said he shot up Brown's house.
Monea Reynolds dropped the kids off with her and Brion's mother, then left to drive to Perry to pick up Brion, she told police. Monea Reynolds drove her brother back to Lansing, but Brion Reynolds got out of the car when she told him she was taking him to turn himself in to police.
Police ultimately found the kids at Brion's mother's house when they executed a search warrant at an apartment complex in the 600 block of West Willow Street.
Anspach has been arraigned and is not in custody. Monea Reynolds also is not in custody.
Brion Reynolds has not been taken into custody and is wanted by police.
Thoughts? As of this posting date (September 24th, 2021), there is still a posting on the Lansing Police Department's Facebook page asking for information on Reynolds' whereabouts with no edits or updates about a capture. As far as I can tell, he is the only person left officially wanted in this case. The Facebook posting does not give a specific number to call with tips and just states to call 911 I'd you know his whereabouts.
Also sorry as I know I keep hammering about this topic but I would have posted this case much sooner but it didn't show up in my crime news feeds and I didn't find out about it until today. And it is probably due to all the stories about Gabby Petito and the manhunt for Brian Laundrie burying cases I would have otherwise seen.
Once again it's not Gabby's fault for how the media covers crime stories, she needs justice and Laundrie is in my opinion, a murderous scumbag. However, here we have a case of a man wanted for a double homicide, ironically although spelled differently his name is Brion, and apparently a missing 4 year old and 3 year old African-American girl with Amber Alerts and absolutely zero national media coverage. Even I who runs a fugitive discussion forum didn't know about this case until a week after the fact. Thank goodness the girls were recovered quickly because their lives were in severe danger.
We can make up for the lack of media coverage by at least helping to catch Reynolds.
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