The suspect is the suspected owner of the complex, and the victim was one of the tenants. It may be a combination of the two.
What’s in a name? According to the Houston County District Attorney’s office, an “unknown suspect stabbed Terrelle P. Pryor at 4:21 a.m. on Friday on the 2850 block of South Broadway.
According to the U.S. Park Police, it was around 3 a.m. Thursday morning when a man approached Pryor – who had reportedly returned home early from his day job at the local Kmart store – at the security terminal at the Lofts and told him it was about to shut down. Pryor is not the gunman, but the suspect is the one who was stabbed, by a gun owned by Terrelle P. Pryor. The suspect, later identified as 21-year-old J. Christopher Brown, took off in his rented Chrysler, which was found lying on the ground hours later, abandoned.
The suspect, whom Brown claimed he had come to arrest for assaulting a waitress, allegedly threatened to kill the victim and called him an “orange chicken” and that the robbery was complete. Brown is now in custody, accused of first degree murder. It’ll take some explaining and investigation to find out who shot him.
It’s not yet confirmed if Pryor’s roommate was shot by the suspect, too, although several have been talking with the police department. If the suspect is indeed responsible (or perhaps some other kind of armed robber), he’ll face criminal charges. Police are asking anyone who might have information about the shooting to contact them or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477). If they’d like to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers by texting CRIMES (274637 or TIPS to 274637).