Bonne Rachelle Brady Death – Suspect, victims in Millcreek fatal shooting identified

, , Comments Off on Bonne Rachelle Brady Death – Suspect, victims in Millcreek fatal shooting identified

Bonne Rachelle Brady – Obituary : Officials have identified the victims in Saturday fatal shooting, which led to an all night standoff.

Police responded to a home located on the 3900 block South near Highland Drive in Millcreek at about 6 p.m. Friday after a man went to the nearby police station, reporting that a man was shooting inside the home and people were dead, reports states.

A standoff with officers and SWAT team members ensued, in which the suspect who was barricaded inside the house shot at police — including while they entered the home to rescue an elderly woman.

At about 3 p.m. Saturday, Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera said they had sent drones into the home and found three people dead.

They believed, based on photographs and the suspect description, that one of them was the alleged shooter.

“He was extremely armed with various firearms, a lot of ammunition,” Rivera said. “Our understanding is the family was here to do some type of intervention for drug addiction and there was some mental health issues going on, and something went wrong.”

Later Saturday evening, UPD confirmed the identities of the deceased.

The victims were 54-year-old Bonne Rachelle Brady and 53-year-old Timothy Andrew Legrande. The suspect was 30-year-old Jacob Andrew Legrande.

Joseph Noble, who identified himself as a close family friend, said he tried to drive to Millcreek in time to try and help, but it was too late.

He said he took Jacob Legrande as a brother and Timothy Legrande as kind of a stepfather.

“His dad always praised me, always told me how proud of me he was,” Noble said. “I loved them all very much. I’m going to miss them so much.”

They were good men and I just can’t believe they’re gone,” he continued, crying. “They took me in when I was homeless for a time. I lived on their couch.”

While the causes of their deaths are part of an ongoing investigation, officials believe the two victims were shot and killed Friday before police even found out about the situation.

They are also investigating the cause of the suspect’s death, but they were confident that nobody else was in the home during the standoff other than him and the two deceased victims.

“Sometimes we can’t save all the lives, and that’s what happened here,” Rivera said. “Two of them were deceased before we even knew of the call, but they were fortunate enough to save one life here.”

Details on what exactly led to the shooting are not yet available as the investigation is ongoing. All of the individuals involved were relatives.

Rivera also said that throughout the night, the suspect continued to shoot at officers, but none were injured and none of them fired back.

Officers took fire while rescuing the elderly woman.

“That is an act of heroism,” said Jeff Silvestrini, the mayor of Millcreek. “Our officers exercised patience. They didn’t rush in. They didn’t try to shoot it up. They just waited it out until the situation unfolded.”

At one point, the suspect even shot a robot that was sent into the home.

ROBOT,
ROBOTSOfficials are yet to disclose the magnitude of damage the robot sustained.

The standoff lasted so long because the man was heavily armed with multiple guns and lots of ammunition, and the police agencies involved did not want to put their officers’ lives in further danger. They had also hoped to end the standoff with the suspect safely in custody.

“I want to thank the community, though, because they were very patient with us,” Rivera said. “I know it took a lot out of them, too. But at the end of the day, we do believe the community is safe now.”

  • Bonne Rachelle Brady
  • Timothy Andrew Legrande
  • Jacob Andrew Legrande