DENVER (CBS4)– Police in Denver issued an arrest warrant for a murder suspect wanted in the deadly shooting of a pregnant woman whose body was found inside a motel room on Colfax Avenue.

Quinasia Russell, 23, was found shot to death inside a room at the Airway Motel early Saturday morning. Those close to Russell knew her as “Nay-Nay.”

Quinasia Russell (credit: CBS)

Quinasia Russell (credit: CBS)

Just before 3 a.m. Saturday police rushed to the motel after witnesses heard gunshots.

Police identified Brent Kelley as the gunman but continue to investigate a motive for the shooting.

Brent M. Kelley (credit: Denver Police)

Brent M. Kelley (credit: Denver Police)

“I don’t know who shot her or why,” said Russell’s Aunt Mae.

“But whoever did it, please turn yourself in,” Mae pleaded.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Mae said Russell was well-loved and outgoing, and also said her family believes that she had a child on the way.

“I’m devastated right now,” Mae added.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Quinasia Russell.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting or recognizes the suspect in the picture is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash reward up to $2,000.


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