Gun stolen from Elizabethtown used in Louisville murder

Gun stolen from Elizabethtown used in Louisville murder
Reginald Burns (Source: LMDC)
Reginald Burns (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A gun stolen from an Elizabethtown store was used in a Louisville murder, according to Louisville Metro police.

Reginald Burns Jr., 26, was taken into custody June 7 and charged in connection to the shooting death of Glenn Browning, 24.

On April 26, officers were called to the 600 block of South 39th Street on a report of a person down inside of a vehicle in an alley. When they arrived, they found Browning had been shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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According to an arrest report, Burns gave the weapon to the suspect who shot Browning. The suspect's name has not been released.

The murder weapon was verified through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a stolen handgun. The theft had been entered into the system by the Elizabethtown Police Department.

Elizabethtown PD Public Information Officer John Thomas explained that the gun, an H&K 9mm, was stolen from Sportsman Rod and Gun on December 15, 2016. Police initially did not find any suspects at the scene, Thomas said, and multiple guns were discovered to be stolen from the store. All of these guns were entered into NCIC. Eventually, several arrests were made and guns were recovered, Thomas stated, but some of the stolen guns remain unfound.

Burns was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections and charged with complicity to murder and receiving stolen property.

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