Who is Ryan Brown – Aurora, Mo Teen Arrested for Murder of Garron McGlothlin?

Ryan Brown, 17 years old in Aurora, Mo, has been arrested for the murder of 19-year-old Garron McGlothlin.

A shooting that occurred Friday night in Aurora left one person dead and a suspect on the run.

Aurora PD were called to White Park in Aurora in reference to a shooting around 9 p.m. Friday.

On scene, they found a victim suffering a gunshot wound McGlothlin and Brown who had taken to his heels.

Ryan Brown arrested for Aurora Mo shooting

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A 17-year-old suspect was arrested for the murder of a 19-year-old at White Park in Aurora, Missouri.

Aurora Police released a press statement late Friday revealing they were searching for a teenager as the suspect for the shooting of Garron McGlothlin.

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Whilst Aurora PD initially named the suspect, his name was redacted out of the edited press release after his capture.

The presser read: “On 03-29-2024 at approximately 9:06pm, AMPD was dispatched to White Park in Aurora in reference to a shooting.

“Upon arrival, Officers found Garron McGlothlin (19) suffering from a gunshot wound.

“Medical crews arrived and transported him to a Springfield hospital with life threatening injuries. As of the time of this release, McGlothlin remains in critical condition.

“AMPD quickly identified the suspect as 17 year old (redacted) of Aurora. (Redacted) was seen running from White Park immediately following the shooting by numerous witnesses.

“Multiple law enforcement agencies are currently searching for (redacted). He should be considered armed and dangerous.

“If you see him or know his whereabouts, you are asked to call 911 immediately and do not approach or contact him.

“This case is under investigation and the search for (redacted) continues. We will update the community with details as they are available.

Juvenile suspects are not typically identified by AMPD in press releases. However, this is a matter of public safety and (redacted) presents a substantial risk to the public until he is apprehended. Please see photos (redacted) of him attached to this post.

Wes Coatney

Chief of Police

Aurora Marionville Police Department”

Ryan Brown arrested for Garron McGlothlin murder in Aurora

Early Saturday, an update was posted to reveal the suspect had been captured and that the victim had died.

“AMPD has Ryan Brown in custody. The threat to the community is over. We want to thank the numerous agencies and community members for their help with this man hunt,” the update read.

It also added that whilst intially the victim was only injured, he had succumbed to his injuries.

“After fighting for his life with unimaginable strength, 19 year old Garron McGlothlin has died from his injuries. This is now a homicide investigation.

“Our law enforcement teams are continuing the search for Ryan Brown and we will continue to provide updates in our progress in this case.

Wes Coatney, Chief of Police, Aurora Marionville Police Department,” it added.

Aurora Police Chief statement on shooting

In an additional post, Chief Coatney shared his thanks on Facebook for EMS crews for their quick response to the victim, and the many law enforcement agencies who assisted in the search for the suspect.

“Community, In the midst of a horrific tragedy with loss of life, your public safety teams are at their best. As I drove through the night looking for this suspect, I found myself thinking ‘gosh I wish the community could see this effort. They’d be proud.’

-Within minutes, we had Mercy EMS and Aurora Fire on scene helping us give life saving attempts and care to a victim with a terrible injury.

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-We immediately had search help from our friends at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office who trudged through miles of city limits desperately wanting to end this threat.

-We had the Greene County Sheriff’s Office respond immediately with drones and dogs who scoured our city all night wanting to help us solve this case.

-We had Springfield Police with drones in the air most of the night.

-We had the Missouri State Highway Patrol on the perimeter that ultimately resulted in us taking the suspect into custody.

-We had 3/4 of the entire AMPD give up their Friday night (some after working all day) without question to rush to aid in the effort.

Folks, when something happens, we are surrounded by people just waiting to come to you. We forge good relationships with our neighbors so we can execute this type of operation. Without hesitation, these other agencies gave us manpower, expertise, and resources that are incredibly costly to obtain and operate. But doing the right thing takes priority.

We are all safer today because these agencies made Aurora their jurisdiction, and our people’s safety their goal. We could never thank our partners from the last 14 hours enough. We salute every one of you,”


Aurora is a city in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 7,432.

The Honey Creek area, near Aurora was originally settled by pioneers from Tennessee, including James D. Hillhouse, E. B. Hillhouse, Reverend A. A. Young, James Barrow and James Gibson.

They were later instrumental in founding Aurora.

Their descendants include actor Brad Pitt and novelist and national security analyst Raelynn Hillhouse.

Aurora was platted in 1870 by Stephen G. Elliott.

It was reportedly named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn.

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,508 people, 2,948 households, and 1,943 families living in the city.

There were 3,396 housing units at an average density of 570.8 per square mile (220.4/km2).

The racial makeup of the city was 92.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.4% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.5% of the population.

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