Monday, August 27th, 2018.
Los Santos, SA 95249.
#1, Pershing Square.
Chief of Police Vincent Bishop, Office of the Chief.
Los Santos: The Los Santos Police Department, Patrol Bureau and the Detectives Division have been reviewing and investigating into the attempt of murder of Detective Kathrynn Bryne. We, as the Los Santos Police Department do not accept having to face these incidents, however with our assets we were able to find the people responsible and hold them accountable for the attempt.
On the 4th of September, Detective Kathrynn Byrne notified dispatch of a red Pontiac GTO which was involved in a 911 call about an attack earlier that day. Detective Byrne who had attempted to stop the vehicle notified dispatch about the two occupants not complying. Seconds later, shots were heard coming directly from Detective Byrne’s radio and vehicle as units of both the Patrol and Detective Division rushed towards the situation.
As Officers and Detectives arrived on scene, Detective Byrne was found with multiple gunshot wounds alongside a missing dashcam in her vehicle. The scene was taped off as officers rushed Detective Byrne to the hospital where she recovered from her injuries.
Minutes after the scene was secured, a call came in regarding a stolen vehicle that matched the earlier description that Detective Byrne provided regarding the uncompliant suspects. Detectives analysed the call and concluded that the caller could be involved in the shooting, and therefore picked up the caller for questioning. Meanwhile, the Pontiac GTO was found underneath a bush only a couple of meters away from the scene as both officers and detectives used fingerprint analyses to match the prints to Itsuko Yamamoto. Simultaneously, the caller of the stolen vehicle was brought in for questioning at the Detective Division Precinct and Gunshot Residue Tests were taken from the caller, who was identified as Terrell DeShawn.
During the questioning of Terrell DeShawn, Officers managed to pick up Itsuko Yamamoto a few hundred yards away from the crime scene and detained her for questioning at the Detective Division Precinct. The Gunshot Residue Test on Terrell DeShawn later determined he had in fact fired a firearm whilst a bodily search on Itsuko Yamamoto resulted in finding a Sig Sauer P226 firearm which not only matched prints of both Itsuko Yamamoto and Terrell Deshawn, but also matched the bullets recovered from Detective Byrne.
During final questioning, Terrell DeShawn confessed to the Attempted Second-Degree Murder of Detective Byrne, whilst Itsuko Yamamoto confessed to Aiding and Abetting the Second-Degree Murder by knowingly and deliberately trying to remove and/or destroy evidence. Both questionings corroborated each other, concluding the final piece of the puzzle.
Terrell DeShawn, aged 22, Arrested on:
- Second Degree - Attempted Murder (of a Law Enforcement Officer).
- Being Armed with a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony.
- Assault with a Firearm.
- Possession of Illegal Firearms.
Itsuko Yamamoto, aged 20, Arrested on:
- Second Degree - Attempted Murder (of a Law Enforcement Officer) (#ref. Aiding-and-Abetting).
- Carrying an Unlicensed Firearm.
Los Santos Police Department (ex-)Detective Kathrynn Bryne, aged 26.
Detective Byrne has recovered well and will soon be receiving the Purple Heart Medal, awarded for the significant injuries received while performing her duty for the County of Los Santos. The Los Santos Police Department and Detective Division would like to thank the Officers and Detectives involved for their quick response and hard work related to this case and ask any Citizen who has seen, heard or been apart of any illegal activity to speak up and call the LSPD hotline to tackle the on-going crime surge in the County of Los Santos.
Detective Sergeant; Alexei Valeksandrov,
On behalf of the Detectives Division.
Sergeant II; Lena Matthews,
On behalf of the Public Relations Division.