Double murder-suicide victim, suspect were divorcing

Muskegon County

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — One of the victims in a double murder-suicide Friday in Muskegon had recently filed for divorce from the alleged shooter.

Court records show Brittany Sevrey began the process of ending her six-year marriage to Brandon Sevrey in January. A check of court records revealed Brittany Sevrey, a nurse at Mercy Health Hackley Campus, and her estranged husband had agreed to joint custody for their two children, ages 6 and 9.

There was nothing in the court record, like a claim of abuse, that would have indicated the split might become violent.

But just before 9:30 p.m. Friday, Brittany Sevrey and Thomas Davis were shot as they sat in a car in a parking lot across from JC Walker Arena in downtown Muskegon. Brittany Sevrey died at the scene.  Thomas Davis died the next day.

A short time after the shooting, dispatchers received a call from someone saying Brandon Sevrey was headed to the couple’s Muskegon Township home. It’s not clear who made that call, but police say it was not Brandon Sevrey.

“I’m not sure what connection that was, but it was good information. We went to that location and did find the shooter,” Muskegon Public Safety Director Jeffrey Lewis said. “When the officers arrived they heard a gunshot, and subsequently sometime later, they located what we had called our suspect.”

The nature of Brittany Sevrey’s relationship Thomas Davis is unclear. Davis also worked at Mercy Health in Muskegon.

“A lot of those questions that people are asking are only now speculation to us, something that we can only speculate or guess,” Lewis said. “But it really has no relevance to us at this time.”

Police also believe Brandon Sevrey acted alone.

Brittany Sevrey’s family is asking that memorial contributions be made to her children’s future education expenses. Davis’ family is asking that contributions be made to Habitat for Humanity.

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