3 faces related to the double murder of Lansing
LANSING, Michigan – The night Alexis Brown and her mother were killed, a friend saw them walk out of their house with two car seats for their young daughter.
Her father Brion Reynolds had come to pick her up.
The friend told the police that Brown ran back into the house and shouted her last familiar words, “He shot me, Mom, he shot me.”
This emerges from a detailed affidavit from Fox 47 News in which Lansing Police Detective Martha McGonegla reported what police learned about the fatal shots.
Brown and her mother, Michelle Roper, were shot dead Friday night in a house on the 1200 block on West Michigan Avenue in Lansing. Since then, three people have been charged in connection with the killings.
That day, Reynolds paid Gavin Anspach $ 20 to drive him to Brown’s house to pick up the children he and Brown share.
Anspach told police he saw Reynolds carry a .40 caliber pistol in his front pocket and that Reynolds put a rifle in the truck’s tailgate and said, “You know how your family is doing.”
Anspach told police he remembered Brown running into the house and shooting, and when he came out he didn’t stop.
Brown took the rifle out of the truck and shot the house several times.
Brown’s friend said Brown, her mother, children, and one of her friends ran to the back of the house with Reynolds on the trail and continued firing.
A six-year-old boy was also hit by a bullet.
Anspach and Reynolds were driving away with two of Reynolds and Brown’s children. They dropped off the girls, who are 3 and 4 years old, with Reynolds’ sister, Monea Reynolds.
Monea Reynolds told police she took the girls to her mother’s house and drove to Perry to pick up her brother. She said she drove him back to Lansing to ask for himself, but he got out.
Brion Reynolds is still on the run. He is facing two cases of murder, three cases of attempted murder and two charges of gun possession. Anspach and Monea Reynolds are charged with retrospectively aiding and abetting a crime.
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