Serial Killer Arrested

( On Monday, the FBI made a major announcement: They arrested a “suspected serial killer” they believe killed six people and injured two more in Kansas and Missouri.

According a news release, the FBI arrested 25-year-old Perez Reed on Friday. They captured him after he got off a train in Independence, Missouri.

When he was arrested, Reed had a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol on him. FBI said the suspect had possession of a train ticket that would’ve taken him from St. Louis to Kansas City in Missouri.

In the news release, FBI investigators said of the gun:

“This caliber matches firearm shell casings found at unsolved shootings in the City and County of St. Louis during September 2021. At least six victims were shot, four fatally, with the same .40 caliber firearm.”

An affidavit that was part of the criminal complaint that the FBI filed in a federal court in Missouri stated that Reed answered questions from agents on Friday, denying that he had hurt anyone.

The affidavit said the victims were all shot sometime between mid-September and late October of this year.

The FBI says that Reed lives in St. Louis, but was traveling to Kansas City in Kansas. He is being accused of shooting and killing two victims there. The manner of those shootings was consistent with the other shootings that happened in the St. Louis area.

The affidavit also stated that law enforcement was provided with a picture of Reed’s driver’s license by security personnel at the final victim’s apartment complex. Reed allegedly used that license to gain access to the apartment building.

That surveillance footage allegedly shows a Black male who has a tattoo of a crescent on his forehead. That would be consistent with a tattoo that’s visible on Reed’s forehead in his mugshot.

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said that Reed will be charged with first-degree assault (one count), murder (two counts) and armed criminal action (three counts).

Three separate incidents that happened in the middle of September in the city of St. Louis are connected to additional murder counts that Reed will be facing. For those incidents, he’s being charged with first-degree murder (two counts), armed criminal action (three counts) and first-degree assault or attempt to cause serious physical injury.

The criminal complaint states that Reed has only been levied one federal charge thus far — interstate transportation of a firearm with intent to commit a felony.

While the FBI complaint does mention incidents that happened in Kansas City, Kansas, but Reed hasn’t been given any charges in relation to those crimes just yet.

One of the victims that Reed is being accused of killing is 16-year-old female Marnay Haynes.

For now, Reed is being held in federal detention. His bail was set as a cash-only bond in the amount of $2 million.

His attorney hasn’t issued any statement on behalf of his client just yet. The FBI also didn’t release any further statement.