Handgun could be linked to fatal Brentwood West shooting

tmcdonald@newsobserver.comNovember 12, 2013 

— In a second-floor room of a local motel, detectives found a black .9 mm pistol that could be linked to last week’s fatal shooting at the Brentwood West apartment complex, according to a search warrant application returned Tuesday morning to the Wake County Clerk of Courts Office.

The weapon had one unfired bullet in the magazine, court records show.

Police were called to the 3800 block of Brentwood Road last week where they found Trevon Shaihid Beard, a 19-year-old Harnett County man, shot to death inside a car.

Investigators later determined that several other people had been in the vehicle with Beard before he was shot and attempted to rob him, court records show.

Isaiah Marquice Beverley, 20, Bionta Eugene Bryant, 17, and Robert Alphonso Bryant, 19, all of Raleigh, are charged with his murder. Beard knew all three, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

The Bryants, who are brothers, were arrested at Motel 6 on Appliance Court the same day.

Beverley was charged after he sought treatment at a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his shoulder and confessed his participation in the attempted robbery, Raleigh detective W.D. Gill stated in the search warrant application.

Beverley also identified his accomplices by name and photographs shown to him by police, Gill stated.

Another witness told the detectives the Bryants were staying with their mother at the Motel 6, court records show.

The Bryants and Beverley all remained in custody at the Wake County jail Tuesday without benefit of bail, a jail spokesman reported.

McDonald: 919-829-4533

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