Police say they've arrested the gunman who shot his pregnant ex-girlfriend and killed her sister in Fort Lauderdale last month.
After an extensive search and investigation that included Fort Lauderdale Police, Lauderhill Police, the FBI and Secret Service, 19-year-old Burnie Reed was arrested Wednesday for the murder of Bianca McNair and attempted murder of Chutney McNair, Fort Lauderdale Police said Thursday.
Reed was arrested around 10:30 p.m. at a home in the 3400 block of Northwest 4th Court in Lauderhill, police said. He tried to conceal himself under a massive pile of clothing and furniture, and refused to comply with arresting officers' commands and became combative, police said.
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the soles of my feet," the victim's mother, Karen McNair, said to police.
He was taken into custody after a brief struggle, police said, and sports a swollen eye in his mug shot.
Police say Reed was at the McNair home in the 1100 block of Northwest 11th Street in Fort Lauderdale the night of Jan. 21 when a fight broke out.
Reed pulled out a gun and shot Bianca, 21, in the head from a short distance, police said. He then chased down his pregnant ex-girlfriend Chutney, 19, and shot her in the head, though she survived the shooting.
Shortly after the shooting, a warrant was issued for Reed.
"Burnie, I hope you rot in hell. You have destroyed my family," Karen McNair told NBC Miami.
Police have charged Reed with murder, attempted murder, resisting with violence and resisting without violence. he was being held without bond and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.
"You must pay for what you've done. I want you to rot in hell, and I wish you were dead," said Karen McNair about Reed.