TBI and Brownsville Police Department need help to identify person suspected of shooting pregnant woman to death


News release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation:

BROWNSVILLE – Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and officers with the Brownsville Police Department are requesting the public’s help in identifying a gunman suspected in the death of a pregnant woman in Brownsville and injuring two others, including a young child.

At the request of 28th District Attorney General Garry Brown, the TBI joined the Brownsville Police Department in investigating the shooting, which occurred at a home in the 1000 block of Tammbell Street in Brownsville at approximately 9:10 p.m., Sunday.

Four individuals were shot.  Alexis Branch (DOB: 3/27/95), who was 8 months pregnant, was pronounced dead at the scene along with her unborn baby.  Her 8-year-old daughter was critically wounded in the shooting and has suffered paralysis over much of her body. An additional adult family member suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect, captured on surveillance cameras near the scene, is described as a black man approximately 5-foot 3-inches to 6-feet tall and 200 to 220 pounds.  Anyone with information that could help in this investigation should call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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