Wednesday, a young Oklahoma City man accused of shooting and killing his 15-year-old sister went before a judge for his arraignment. Police say he ambushed her in her bedroom.
Patrick Thomas Brannan, 20, stands accused of first degree murder. He was formally charged late Wednesday afternoon.
Court papers state he is the one who made an anonymous call to 911 to report his sister had been shot. He then confessed to police that he shot his sister with his father's gun.
Patrick Brannan showed little emotion at his video arraignment, only listening and nodding when the judge told him he was being held for first degree murder.
His private Facebook page shows a young man obsessed with zombies, violent video games and the world of fantasy. But it shows little of what was going on in his real life.
The 20-year-old took off from the family home on Monday, after calling 911 to tell them where they could find his 15-year-old sister Kara. Police found her in a back bedroom. She had been shot in the back of the head.
Court papers state shortly after police arrived, the girl’s parents showed up at the home. They told police the phone used to call 911 was the phone they had given their son Patrick. His parents also identified his voice recorded from the 911 call.
Court papers also revealed that Brannan's father alerted police that his gun was missing. So, police put out a broadcast for their officers to be on alert, since Brannan was considered armed and dangerous.
His mother told officers that Brannan normally took GED classes near Crossroads Mall, and that he would normally walk there.
Police found Patrick Brannan hiding not too far away. He was in an abandoned section on the northeast side of the mall area, but police say he was unarmed.
Police say Brannan told them they could find the gun he used at the nearby Magnuson Hotel and that he had thrown it over the fence into the parking lot. Police say they recovered the gun used in the murder outside that hotel.
Now, Brennan is being held without bond at the Oklahoma County Jail.
His family refused to comment on the killing.