Metro Detroit serial murder suspect Kenyel Brown in ‘critical condition’ after shooting himself

Serial murder suspect shoots himself in confrontation with police
Serial murder suspect shoots himself in confrontation with police

OAK PARK, Mich.Editor’s note: Sources previously told Local 4 that Brown was fatally shot.


Metro Detroit serial murder suspect Kenyel Brown shot himself in the head during a confrontation, according to police.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said it was a “single gunshot wound that he inflicted.”

Craig said he is in critical condition.

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The manhunt came to an end in Oak Park. Police said he was found in the backyard of a home on Ridgedale Street.

“At some point, Oak Park and our officers -- after there was a k9 search -- saw him as he had began to evade the officer’s attempt to detain him. At some point, as he jumped the fence and went to the rear yard of a residence he fired a single shot into his head,” Craig said.

Brown was wanted in connection with three homicides in River Rouge, two in Detroit and one in Highland Park.

"This subject is wanted for multiple shootings,” Detroit Police Commander Darin Szilagy previously said. “He’s very very dangerous and our law enforcement partners -- including Detroit Police Department -- really need to get this suspect into custody.”

Craig said officials plan on pursuing people they believe were aiding Brown.

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Serial murder suspect shoots himself in confrontation with police
Serial murder suspect shoots himself in confrontation with police
Metro Detroit serial murder suspect Kenyel Brown shot
Metro Detroit serial murder suspect Kenyel Brown shot
Kenyel William Brown (WDIV)
Kenyel Brown (WDIV)

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