"I couldn't resist the urge to kill" Teen girl allegedly kills dad and brother then calls the police on herself

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
 – A teenage girl allegedly shot dead her dad and young brother, then called 911 on herself, telling the Nevada dispatcher, “I just couldn’t resist the urge to kill somebody,” according to court filings.

Mashenka Reid, 17, was arrested Friday afternoon, Feb. 9, after police found her dad and brother — described as a 4- or 5-year-old boy — dead from gunshot wounds in the family’s Reno apartment.

Reid’s younger sister was also home, but survived by hiding inside a locked bedroom, which a police officer had to kick in to take her to safety.

The first 911 call about the murders came from a neighbor reporting gunshots and screams for help. Then Reid herself dialled 911 and allegedly confessed to killing her family members, according to an affidavit filed in Reno Justice Court obtained by the paper.

“I shot my dad. I shot my brother. My brother is dead,” she told the emergency operator, the document said.

“I just couldn’t resist the urge to kill somebody,” she allegedly said.

Reid also said she dropped the suspected murder weapon, a Walther PPS, inside the apartment.

The first officer on the scene detained the teenager and placed her on the floor, before going to check on the welfare of other family members. Reid’s brother was found lying on the couch with a gunshot wound to the head, the affidavit stated.

The teen’s father was discovered in the garage with gunshot wounds to his chest and back. Paramedics pronounced both victims dead on the spot.

Reid has been charged as an adult with two counts of open murder and an additional count of attempted murder with a deadly weapon. She is due in court for a bail hearing on Thursday, Feb. 15.

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