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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.
The South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and the Ridgeland Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting at the Forest Motel on Jacob Smart Boulevard in Ridgeland.
Cypress Noonan, 16, of Ridgeland, died Sunday of a gunshot wound to the head, Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls said.
Sauls said the shooting happened around 6 a.m. inside a room in the motel.
Ridgeland Police Chief Richard Woods said an investigation was underway with the help of SLED.
“SLED is the lead agency in this homicide investigation,” SLED spokesman Tommy Crosby said Monday morning. “No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is active and ongoing.”
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 that he had returned from shopping “and had a hole in his head.”
Ridgeland Police initially responded to 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 police issued arrest warrants for Redding and detained him Tuesday, according to a statement. 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, intentionally and maliciously killed his girlfriend Cypress Noonan by shooting her in the forehead with a 9mm SCCY pistol,” the court order reads. “The wound was fatal and she died in the motel room.”
Police did not release 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 … shot her 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. She shopped, drove another 28 miles north to Ridgeland, and arrived at 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. She stopped to speak to the “owner” and returned to her room.
“I walked in and saw her sitting face down and she had a hole in her head,” she told the dispatcher.
A police officer arrives and the call ends at 9:52 a.m.
The second emergency call came at 9.48 am. A woman says she’s calling from the Forest Motel office. “We have a problem in one of the bedrooms,” he said without giving details.