A witness near the scene saw Butler get out of his truck, fire shots at Sinzae Reed,
PROSECUTORS DROP CHARGES AGAINST KRIEG BUTLER SR. AFTER HE SHOT AND KILLED 13-YEAR-OLD SINZAE REED
by Quincy Thomas | Dec 28, 2022 | News | 18 comments
Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Krieg Butler Sr. After He Shot and Killed 13-Year-Old Sinzae Reed
A suspected white supremacist got arrested and charged with murder after fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy in Columbus, Ohio, on October 12th.
The shooter got identified as a 36-year-old man named Krieg Butler Sr, according to Columbus police. After the shooting, he reportedly fled the scene, and police eventually took him into custody on October 13th.
The young boy named Sinzae Reed was transported to the Doctors West Hospital when medics arrived at the scene. Sadly, less than an hour after arriving at the hospital, he was pronounced dead.
On October 19th, Franklin County Prosecutor’s office filed to dismiss the case in Municipal Court, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Butler claimed it was self-defense, according to the publication. A witness near the scene saw Butler get out of his truck, fire shots at Sinzae Reed, and then drive off.
Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Mike McAllister accepted the prosecutor’s office motion and dismissed the case. The million-dollar bond Butler had got lifted and he was immediately released from jail.
Butler got convicted in Franklin County for misdemeanor domestic violence, according to court records, which under federal law would prohibit him from having a gun.
Prosecutors and police say the case is ongoing and could end up in front of a Grand Jury in Common Pleas Court.