Michelle Brown

Woman brain dead after Monday night shooting


A Michigan City woman is dead from a gunshot and the father of two of her children -- currently hospitalized -- is charged with murder.

Michelle Brown, 29, was declared brain dead just before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Memorial Health Center, according to Michigan City Police Detective Bureau Commander Lt. Sue Harrison.

Randolph Sanders II, 31, was charged about 2 p.m. when a judge in LaPorte Superior Court 1 found sufficient evidence to bring him to trial.

Sanders was still in the intensive care unit Tuesday afternoon at the same hospital.

Harrison said she did not know his official condition or prognosis.

According to police, officers responded to Normandy Village Apartments on the city's south side Monday just after 5 p.m.

Harrison said Sanders and Brown were inside a vehicle in the parking lot when he shot her once in the head then turned the gun on himself.

Harrison said an argument led up to the shooting but what led to the fight was not fully clear.

According to police, inside another vehicle nearby were three children including two boys, ages 6 and 2, the sons of Sanders and Brown.


Clarissa said...

I want to say Thank you for this.. I am a neice of Michelle Brown, my name is Clarissa M. and this was such a tragic day for our family.. They were arguing because she had finally said enough was enough of his abuse physically but mostly mentally..She was going home to get her and the childrens things, she had found a new boyfriend who had said she and her 3 kids could move in and she agreed. So when Randy found this out he waited for her at her apt and asked to talk to her when she got in the truck with him she told him she was done and he got mad and shot her realizing what he had done he turned the gun on himself but failing to take his own life but instead taking the life of a woman who had finally said ENOUGH and wanted to move on with her life..I love you Aunt Shelly may you Rest with the Angels <3

Mom said...

Thank you Clarissa. If you have a picture you would like to honor your aunt with and would like to post here, please send it to me at "" and I will place here. I search hard for pictures of victims to honor them so they will not be forgotten. I couldn't find one of Michelle though. Thanks again.

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