Herman Hollins-Brown charged with killing girlfriend

Herman Hollins-Brown and Syquavius Hoyett (Memphis Police Dept.)

A 41-year-old man in Tennessee has been arrested after he allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, leaving authorities searching for her 15-year-old grandson, whom she had custody over and who has not been heard from since her death. Herman Hollins-Brown was taken into custody on Saturday and charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of abuse of a corpse in the fatal shooting of Anneria Turman, jail records reviewed by Law&Crime show.

According to a press release from the Memphis Police Department, officers at about 5:22 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17 responded to a “man down” call at an area located at Silas Road and Eyers Road. Upon arriving at the scene, first responders found an adult female victim — later identified as Turman — suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The investigation into Turman’s death led authorities to a home located in the 4000 block of Glenbrook Avenue, which is about half a block away from where Turman’s body was found. There, police located Hollins-Brown, identified in the release as Turman’s boyfriend, and took him into custody. At the time of his arrest, police said Brown was in possession of Turman’s 2013 white Chrysler 200.

Additionally, police said they have been “unable to locate Turman’s grandson, Syquavius Hoyett.”

The department on Saturday morning issued an Endangered Child Alert for Syquavius, whom they described as a “15-year-old Black male, 5’5″ tall, 125 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.” Police said he has not been seen or heard from since Aug. 16.

A copy of the probable cause affidavit obtained by Memphis ABC affiliate ABC24 provided additional details about Turman’s death.

According to the report, an autopsy performed on Turman by the county medical examiner revealed that she was killed by a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.

Herman Hollins-Brown charged with killing girlfriend

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