Brian Jemal Redding Biography Brian Jemal Redding Wiki
Brian Jemal Redding, a 32-year-old South Carolina man, who called 911 in September to say he had found his 16-year-old girlfriend Cypress Noonan dead, was charged this week with killing her, Island Packet reports.
W/ @Lucasgsl6 @TheLanaBanana, we wrote about a 32-year-old man who was charged in the killing of his 16-year-old girlfriend, Cypress Noonan, at a Ridgeland motel in Sept. A public records request showed he was the one to call 911 on the shooting. https://t.co/qpXbmh6ym9
— Jake Shore (@jake4shore) November 11, 2020
Cypress Noonan was found fatally shot in a room
Cypress Noonan was found fatally shot in a room at the Forest Motel in Ridgeland on September 6 after Brian Jemal called Redding in tears to tell him he had come back from shopping “and that she had a hole in the head” .
Ridgeland Police initially answered the call but turned the investigation over to state authorities. Noonan’s family had been pushing for Redding’s arrest since the shooting, according to the package.
South Carolina law enforcement issued arrest warrants for Redding and took him into custody on Tuesday, a statement said. He was charged with murder, possession of a firearm in a violent crime, and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime.
“On September 6, 2020, Brian Jemal Redding knowingly, willfully and maliciously killed his girlfriend Cypress Noonan by shooting her in the forehead with a 9mm SCCY pistol,” the warrant reads. “The wound was fatal and she died in the motel room.”
Police did not disclose details of the investigation or the reasons for the shooting, but the package received a 911 call from Redding and another call from the motel front desk just two minutes after Redding called.
Redding called 911 at 9:46 am, told the dispatcher his location, and said, “My friend … she shot in the head.” The dispatcher asks if he knows who shot him, and Redding says no, but Noonan had an “argument” with another woman at another motel.
Redding reported his movements to the dispatcher and said he left the room around 6 a.m. and went to Beaufort, about 28 miles east, and then to Bluffton, 19 miles southwest of Beaufort. He shopped, drove another 28 miles north to Ridgeland, and got to the motel around 8 a.m. Noonan was sleeping, he said, grabbed his wallet and headed back about 15 miles northwest of Pineland. He said he called Noonan several times on his way back to Ridgeland, but she never answered. He stopped to speak to the “owner” and returned to his room.
“I walked in and I see her just sitting upside down and she had a hole in her head,” he told the dispatcher.
A cop arrives and the call ends at 9:52 a.m.
The second emergency call arrived at 9.48 am A woman says she is calling from the Forest Motel office. “We have a problem in one of the bedrooms,” she said without giving details.