With the help of law enforcement officials in the State of Georgia, Battle Creek Police arrested a second suspect in the Aug. 31 murder of 31-year-old Brett Reinhardt.
The suspect was arrested without incident and is currently in a Georgia jail, pending the extradition process. When the suspect returns to Michigan, they will be arraigned on an open murder charge.
Officers were called to the area of North Union Street and Sherman Road at about 6 p.m. on Aug. 31 for several calls of shots fired, and a lot of yelling in the area. When police arrived, they were directed to a house where Reinhardt was thought to have gone after being shot outside.
Officers saw through the house windows that a man was lying on the floor and was unresponsive. They forced entry into the house to help the victim, later identified as Reinhardt. LifeCare Ambulance and the Battle Creek Fire Department also responded; Reinhardt was pronounced dead at the scene.
Through the investigation, police determined the shooting stemmed from a verbal dispute between Reinhardt and his neighbor, Brittney Worship, 37. Police arrested Worship on Sept. 8 for her involvement; she was arraigned on an open murder charge and awaits a preliminary examination.