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Teen Accused of Fatally Shooting Dad, Brother Claims She ‘Couldn’t Resist the Urge to Kill Somebody’: Cops

Teen 'Couldn't Resist Urge to Kill,' Accused of Killing Dad, Brother
Source: Washoe County Jail; Unsplash

Mashenka Reid reportedly called 911 and said she shot her dad and brother, officials said.

Feb. 16 2024, Published 12:02 p.m. ET

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Law enforcement officials in Nevada said a 17-year-old has been arrested after she allegedly shot and killed two family members because she “couldn’t resist the urge to kill somebody.”

Around 4 p.m. on Feb. 9, officers from the Reno Police Department were dispatched to a residence in Reno after receiving two 911 calls, according to court documents obtained by the Reno Gazette Journal.

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In one call, a neighbor reported hearing gunshots. The second call reportedly came from the suspect, Mashenka Reid, who officials claim stated, “I shot my dad. I shot my brother. My brother is dead.”

Reid told the dispatcher that she used a Walther PPS and left the gun inside the house, court records show.

Officers arrived at the scene and found the brother, who was reportedly 4 or 5 years old, dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Police also found Reid’s younger sister locked in another room, but they did not disclose if she sustained any injuries during the deadly incident.

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Reid’s father was found in the garage suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest and back.

The two victims were pronounced dead around 4:30 p.m.

According to court documents, after the shooting, Reid allegedly told investigators, “I couldn’t control the urge to kill somebody.”

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Reid was arrested and charged with two counts of open murder, and one count of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, officials said.

She was booked into the Washoe County jail, where she remains in custody.


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