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‘It was entirely random,” Chief McManus says of LA Fitness slaying

Brandon Broadnax was killed simply over per week earlier than he would have turned 35.

SAN ANTONIO — While San Antonio authorities continues to research final week’s lethal capturing inside a north-side LA Fitness, SAPD Chief William McManus says the killing was random. 

“That is what is so odd about this,” McManus advised KENS 5 in an unique interview. “Most times when an offense like that happens, there is some reason why, some connection between the victim and the shooter.”

Gunfire erupted on the fitness center on the night of August 1, killing 34-year-old Brandon Broadnax, a father of three who was just lately married this spring. The incident has left members of the family questioning why he was focused.

Broadnax would have turned 35 on Wednesday. 

“My brother is not a violent person,” a relative advised KENS 5 final week. “He is the peacemaker of the family. He just worked went to church. “There isn’t any cause for my brother to have been taken from us.”

The 32-year-old suspect, Jessie Marquis MacWilliams, was jailed beneath a $250,000 bond. 

“We have no evidence to date that would link the shooter and the victim,” McManus mentioned. 

The investigation stays ongoing.

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