GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - The man accused of murdering his 26-year-old stepdaughter will remain in the Gwinnett County jail until his preliminary hearing next month.
Police arrested Bryon Winborne, 43, on Thursday after his stepdaughter was found shot inside a home in Gwinnett County. Winborne made his first court appearance Saturday morning and was denied bond.
Officers were called out to a home in the 1900 Block of Pinehurst View Drive in Grayson around 4:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of a shooting.
"I was in my house, I had the day off, and it was my birthday, and I heard all the commotion outside, came outside and found out what was going on," said neighbor Sandra Brewer.
Police found the young woman, identified as Kysha Johnson, shot. An ambulance rushed Johnson to an area hospital, where she later died.
"A lot of noise, cop cars. I was certainly scared," said neighbor Mahmudul Hasan.
Investigators said Johnson's stepfather, Bryon Winborne, is accused of shooting Johnson and then fleeing the scene on foot into the subdivision, where he was eventually found and apprehended.
"I said ‘There he goes!’ Another officer put a gun to him on the ground, and as soon I said there he go, the officers took off down the street. And I was stepping off my stoop and five more officers came from around the house and ran down. They had him no incident," said neighbor William Wrancher.
Winborne was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.
Johnson’s mother, two teenage boys and two young children were inside the home at the time of the shooting. They were not harmed.
Wrancher said he talked to Winborne on a regular basis during his walks with his dog.
"He was a family man. He had a house full of kids. Every time I seen him he was waiving and smiling, say ‘Hey what's up, Army?’ I'd say ‘What's up, Marine?’"
Winborne was booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center.