There is an update to the murder of the 21-year-old man Brian “Trey” Matthews III, who was fatally shot at Nancy Park in Ypsilanti Township.
Two 18-year-old men have been arrested and charged in connection to the murder.
The two men, James Soloman Warren and Stevie Lynn Brooks were both arraigned Jan. 19 and Jan. 31, allegedly in connection with Matthews’ murder.
Matthews was found fatally shot multiple times around 8:20 p.m. Jan. 11 at Nancy Park in Ypsilanti Township. There was a call that night that there was a possible shooting by someone in the area and police rushed to the scene. From there Matthews was transported to the hospital, but died from his wounds according to Washtenaw County Sheriff’s office spokesman Derrick Jackson.
The police believe that the murder was a “armed robbery gone bad” and that Trey was not meant to be killed. Matthews’ mother, Shonne Draw, says that the two men that are being charged with her son’s murder were friends with him. “I am still unsure as to who shot Trey but it is an ongoing investigation. Neither of these young men shot Trey. It hurts because these young men made a decision and now the family has to find a new way of living without my son,” said Draw.
“I guess in Michigan, if you plan something and the person with you dies, they charge you for that person’s death. Now they are being charged with open murder, fire arms, and armed robbery. My family does not believe that either of these young men intended for Trey to die, but he did,” Draw said in regards to the two men being charged with her son’s death.
The next court hearing for the trial will be on Mar. 3.
#HisNameIsTrey is being used as a hashtag to remember Matthews.
This story will be updated when more information is available. If you have any information on the case please reach the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 734-484-6740.