A Nevada teenager shot her father and younger brother because she “couldn’t resist the urge to kill someone,” police said.
Mashenka Reid, 17, is accused of shooting her father in the chest and back, before pointing the gun at her little brother’s head while he played on his tablet.
The teenager’s terrified sister, just two years old, was found unharmed by police in a locked bedroom. Reid later told police that she planned to use a knife to “stab or shoot her” but that she had been unable to gain access to her room, according to court documents obtained by police. Reno Gazette-Diario.
Police were called to the family’s home in Reno around 4 p.m. on February 9 after receiving a 911 call from Reid and another neighbor who heard gunshots.
During the chilling call, Reid admitted to the 911 operator that he went on a rampage because he “couldn’t resist the urge to kill someone,” the police report states.
Mashenka Ann Marie Reid, 17, is accused of shooting her father and younger brother before telling officers she “couldn’t resist the urge to kill someone.”
“I shot my dad,” the teen told an operator during the call. ‘I shot my brother. My brother is dead.
When officers arrived, they found a “four or five-year-old juvenile lying on a living room couch” with a gunshot wound to the head, according to court documents.
Reid’s father was discovered in the garage with wounds to his chest and back. A gun was located where the teen allegedly told 911 operators he had dropped it.
EMS workers arrived on the scene shortly after police and pronounced both victims dead. The Washoe County Medical Examiner has not released any of their identities as of Wednesday.
Reid’s sister was found after an officer kicked open a back door.
She told police there was a knife in the family’s washer and dryer, which she was going to “use to kill,” according to the report.
When asked what triggered her, Reid said she had been upset because her mother had run away. She told officers that he had not spoken to her since December 15.
The report also states that Reid told police that he was frequently asked to watch his siblings while his father was at work and that his brother has autism.
Police found Reid’s father dead in a garage, while his brother, described as “four or five years old,” was found dead on the couch with gunshot wounds to the head.
The teenager’s two-year-old sister was found unharmed in a locked bedroom after police kicked down the door. Reid later told police she had planned to “shoot or stab” the boy.
“I asked him how he felt being home with the children Monday through Friday during the week leading up to the incident and Mashenka responded by saying that he was getting angrier and angrier as he heard (his brother) yell,” the report said.
Reid told police he had been watching YouTube videos in which he thought about torturing people.
On the day of the shooting, Reid had asked his father to go to the store to buy pizza-making supplies to “buy time” so he could prepare to use the Walther PPS gun, according to the report.
He said his father had taught him how to use the gun a couple of years earlier.
Once he left, she looked into how to disable the safety and charge him. When she returned, she shot her father “about two arm’s length” from the door as he entered the garage, police said.
He then entered the room where his brother was on the couch using a tablet and shot him twice in the head, according to court documents.
The teen allegedly told police she thought about stabbing herself, but decided it was too merciful and she deserved worse.
Reid is being charged as an adult with two counts of opening with a deadly weapon and one count of attempted murder with a deadly weapon.
She is currently being held in the county jail with a bond hearing scheduled for Thursday.
A woman who claims to be a relative of the victims posted a tribute to the father and son on her Facebook page a few days after the tragedy.
Kimberly Reid said: ‘Please pray for comfort for my father’s side of the family, we lost my cousin and his son in a double homicide.
‘The details are very delicate and everything is not yet clear. He rest easy, sweetheart and little man.