The Shelby County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Brandon Lee Spicer has officially been charged with First Degree Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping and Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a Felony.
Tyrannay Boyd, 25, called the Sheriff's Office around 5 a.m. on Sunday saying Spicer, who is her ex-boyfriend, broke into her Barkshire home and threatened to hurt her.
Investigators say Spicer, who also goes by the last name Banks, gained entry into the residence through a side bedroom window. Washington says Boyd's mother, Rachel Harrington, 41, tried to protect her daughter.
"In trying to get her daughter out of the house, told her to escape, she was fatally shot along with two of the family pets," says Washington.
Boyd began running down the street when Spicer caught her and took her away at gunpoint, deputies say.
During their investigation, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office says Spicer was considered armed and dangerous as well as a threat to the public.
Detectives say Boyd periodically texted and called her grandfather, who was with investigators, where she and Spicer were located.
"Nothing specific but just some ‘We're here' or ‘I'm here,' ‘I'm there.' She didn't want to tip off the ex-boyfriend but they had made some communication. Finally she said ‘Come pick me up. We're at this apartment complex,'" says Washington.
SWAT officers located them at The Trails Apartment complex at Mt. Moriah and Kirby Parkway, Washington says.
Deputies arrested Spicer.
This marks the third homicide in the county this year.
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