Quadruple murder suspect Kenyel Brown connected to new Detroit homicide

$10,000 reward being offered for information that leads to arrest

Kenyel William Brown (WDIV)

DETROIT – Sources tell Local 4 Kenyel Brown, the man wanted for three homicides out of River Rouge and a deadly shooting in Detroit Thursday night is also suspected of being connected to a fifth fatal shooting that happened Saturday morning in Detroit.

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Saturday morning’s shooting happened in the 20 block of Minnesota Street in Detroit at 1:45 a.m., according to police. The body of a 36-year-old man was found in the back room of a vacant building in the area.

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In another homicide case a 41-year-old man named Amir Thaxton was found dead Thursday night at about 11 p.m. inside a building near the intersection of Eight Mile Road and Redmond Street.

Police have murder warrants for Brown in connection to the killing of two people in River Rouge as well as an earlier homicide in the city.

READ MORE: Manhunt underway for suspected shooter in River Rouge, Detroit murders

Brown was last seen driving a black Dodge Caravan with the Texas license plate NXL 7787.

Anyone with information is asked to call the U.S. Marshals Service at 313-243-5656 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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Local 4 Defender Shawn Ley is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has been with Local 4 News for more than a decade.