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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Suspect in Shawnee murder arrested in TX

Reed From Bob Cronkleton: Authorities in Texas this evening caught a Shawnee man wanted in the killing of his girlfriend. The arrest came several hours after he fled his burning car.

Brandon Nicholas Reed, 23, was arrested about 7:30 p.m. in a rural part of Dimmit County by personnel from the sheriff’s department and the U.S. Border Patrol.

Police had issued a warrant for Reed’s arrest in the slaying of Christina Osburn. The 21-year-old woman was found dead Thanksgiving night in her Shawnee apartment, near Nieman road and Shawnee Mission Parkway.

Earlier today, about 12:30 p.m., a truck driver called authorities, reporting a car was on fire in the roadway of U.S. 83 between Carrizo Springs and Catarina, Texas, according to Detective Tom Prudden, spokesman for the Metro Squad, which is investigating the Johnson County homicide with Shawnee police.

The trucker told authorities that he saw a man walking away from the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am that Reed had been driving. Prudden said the truck driver later identified the man as Reed.

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