Clinton Township woman charged with second-degree murder in alleged shooting of boyfriend

By: Nick Mordowanec | C&G Newspapers | Published January 22, 2020




CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Katryce Anita Curd, 27, was arraigned Jan. 22 in front of 41-B District Court Judge Sebastian Lucido on four felony charges in relation to the alleged shooting death of Ron Ramon Brazier, 28.

The charges include second-degree murder, punishable by up to life in prison; manslaughter, punishable by up to 15 years; and two counts of felony firearm possession, each punishable by up to two years.

Bond was set at $250,000 cash or surety. If Curd is released, she must remain on a tether.

She is currently being lodged in Macomb County Jail. Her attorney, Jeffrey Perlman, could not be reached for comment at press time.

Clinton Township Police Capt. Richard Maierle said the shooting occurred at about 10 p.m. Jan. 19, at an apartment complex on South Grange Street. It is located north of Metropolitan Parkway and east of Harper Avenue.

Maierle said some type of “domestic” argument occurred between Curd and Brazier. Police were called and arrived on scene to find the man suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

He was taken to McLaren Macomb Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

There were no reported witnesses at the scene.

Both individuals had licenses to carry firearms, Maierle said.

On Jan. 21, police said an autopsy was being performed by the Macomb County Medical Examiner on the victim.

In a Jan. 22 press release, the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office stated that Brazier was reportedly found lying on the floor in a bedroom, in front of the bed. He had a lone gunshot wound to the abdomen.

He “was conscious, but had labored breathing and was unable to communicate with officers,” the release stated.

Curd was in the residence when police arrived. She was arrested without incident.

The weapon and spent casing were both reportedly recovered at the scene.

“We are not even a month into the new year and we have already seen several tragic instances arising out of domestic violence situations,” Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said in the release. “We continue to urge victims of domestic violence to report these instances of abuse to their local police departments.”

He urges those who seek assistance to contact Turning Point, in Mount Clemens, at (586) 463-4430.