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Lessons to be learned from McCarran Airport parking garage shooting

Posted at 11:30 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 02:41:59-04

The couple shot at McCarran Airport’s parking garage says the suspect used OnStar to track them down.

Farah Brown and her boyfriend said Jeffrey Brown called his estranged wife while she was out of town saying he had OnStar unlock her SUV in the parking garage.

The couple added that she had forgotten to remove her estranged husband from the account after they separated.

Speaking over the phone, 13 Action News was told the Browns have been separated on and off for two years. They say Farah moved out for good earlier this year.

13 Action News Crime and Safety Expert Randy Sutton says in the digital age, technology can make you vulnerable and OnStar is not something most would consider.

"I don't think it would be in the forefront of her mind to think about this," Sutton said.
Police say Jeffrey Brown went to the parking garage three times Monday waiting for his estranged wife and her boyfriend to return.
The couple said he knew when they were returning, because Brown accessed her email and saw the itinerary.
Sutton says social media and email can be an extra tool stalkers will use.
"It is almost a matter of self defense to think about the technological aspects of your social media,” Sutton said.
The couple says they have now worked to secure their email and changed the OnStar account.
They are recovering from their injuries, but are expected to be just fine.
Jeffrey Brown is due to make his second court appearance on Oct. 7. A judge set his bail at $650,000 Thursday.