Key’mydre Palmer Anderson just 16 years old when he was fatally shot and thrown out of a moving car in North Texas in late January. Now, four people have been arrested and charged in connection with his murder, which, according to police, was an attempted robbery.
Johnathan Pyle19, Simon Guillen18 years old, his mother, Crystal GuillenThe 34-year-old and an unnamed 15-year-old boy have both been charged with murder in the January 22, 2022 murders.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit collected by Fox affiliate KDFW based in Dallas, Pyle and Guillen were tracked through data from multiple Instagram and TikTok accounts allegedly showing they conspired to rob Anderson. Authorities have not said how the elderly Guillen or the unnamed 15-year-old were directly related.
“Those are not parents,” Anderson’s grandmother Tonya Palmer told the TV station. “Parents wouldn’t do such things. That’s called a madman, not a mother. Go around to commit the offense with your child. You must be a role model for your child, your son. ”
Specifically, investigators believe “this tragic incident was caused by an attempted robbery involving the sale/exchange of firearms,” according to the Mesquite Police Department. Press Release.
The investigation began the night Anderson died. Initially, police arrived at the crime scene for what they believed was a motor vehicle accident. However, a witness quickly put an end to that when they reported that Anderson fell from a moving car a few blocks from his home. Officers later realized he had also been shot in the chest.
“Unfortunately, in this day and age nothing surprises me anymore,” said Captain MPD Stephen Biggs told KDFW. “Our victim was in contact with one or more suspects in connection with the purchase of a firearm. When they agreed to meet, the suspects committed a personal robbery, and our victim was shot in the process.”
Police say he ended up being murdered for over $250.
On the day of his death, Anderson finished his shift at Sonic, where he worked to support his mother and four younger siblings. After work, he went with her to buy groceries. Between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m., Anderson got into a black Honda Civic with someone his mother said he knew.
Less than an hour later, Anderson was dead.
“I don’t know why my nephew bought a weapon,” his grandmother continued to comment to KDFW. “He was in no danger or any form or harm or anything like that. Not that we know. “
Witnesses dialed 911 at 7:05 p.m. to say they saw a man hang himself through a car window before he fell onto the street. At the time of his death, Anderson was wearing only a T-shirt and underwear. A couple passing by the gruesome scene covered the teenager in their coats and coats and began to pray as they waited for paramedics to arrive.
The circumstances of Anderson’s death have raised many questions.
“Like they stripped my son’s clothes or where are his clothes?” victim’s mother, Shenika Palmer, told KDFW in a tearful interview last month. “When he stepped outside, he was wearing a blue shirt and jeans.”
The harrowing details of her son’s final moments have now become a devastating memory.
“They said his whole body was skin, like he was being pulled,” grieving mother told ABC’s WFAA affiliate based in Dallas. “The witness said he was hanged. My baby was held tight. He doesn’t want to go.”
The family is said to have been relieved the suspect was behind bars but said formal justice would not bring the slain child back.
“Now, I only have memories, pictures and videos,” she said.
[images via Mesquite Police Department]
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