Flint Township cold case murder solved?

Autrell Westbrooks

A murder at a Flint Township gas station more than 2 years ago remained a mystery until last Wednesday.

Flint Township police say the murder happened at the Admiral gas station on North Ballenger Highway in July of 2011. There was a report of a fight involving a man and 2 women. There was gunfire. 35 year old Ryan Pinkston of Flint died from gunshot wounds.

It was a cold case until last week, with the help of the GAIN auto theft unit. 28 year old Autrell Westbrooks was arrested in connection with Pinkston's murder. He's being charged with open murder, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm.

Over the weekend, he faced a judge in Genesee County 67th district court.