GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has been charged in the death of a woman at a townhome in Grand Rapids over the weekend.
Khalil Yusef Ali Childrey has been charged with open murder and felony firearm yesterday, according to Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker.
Stacey Majewski was killed Sunday night around 10 p.m. at Stonebrook Townhomes near Plymouth Avenue NE and Leonard Street.
Officers were called to the residence on Sunday night for reports that a woman had been shot.
Stacey’s children Joseph and Matthew Whitby were both at the home during the shooting. Joseph told police that Childrey was Stacey’s boyfriend and not his own biological father. Childrey had been living with them for several years, Matthew Whitby told officers.
Both brothers heard the gunshot and came out of their respective rooms to see Majewski bleeding on her bed and Childrey standing with a gun, according to Joseph Whitby. Matthew Whitby told police that Childrey ran after that. Matthew Whitby then called 911, reporting the shooting and identifying Childrey.
When officers arrived, Majewski was taken to a hospital where she later died from her injuries.
Officers located Childrey near Service Drive and Ball Avenue wearing a blood-stained T-shirt and socks without shoes, leading investigators to believe he was in a hurry when he left. He was arrested and gave himself up.
During his interview, Childrey told police that he and Majewski were in a relationship, and that Majewski “became strict,” recording him and tracking his vehicle around town. He said he wanted to leave “but had nowhere to go,” according to court documents.
On the night of the shooting, Childrey said the couple was having an argument where Majewski ultimately told Childrey to leave. They argued some more and Childrey said repeatedly that “everything went black,” court documents say.
Police found a pistol at the scene that was registered to Childrey. The Grand Rapids Police Department has a record of “multiple contacts” with the couple where Majewski reported that Childrey physically assaulted her, according to court documents.