Queen Creek police report offers new details about Preston Lord’s death

Melissa Blasius
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GILBERT, AZ — The police report in the Preston Lord murder case was released by the Queen Creek Police Department Thursday afternoon.

The over 1,000-page report details the investigation that unfolded after the 16-year-old boy was attacked outside a residential Halloween party on October 28. He died two days later.

Queen Creek police also released 911 calls, including one from one of Preston’s friends talking about how he had been knocked unconscious for about two minutes and lifeguards were giving him CPR.

According to the report, it was a chaotic scene with hundreds of kids and alcohol at the party. Police had a hard time getting to the scene because so many cars were on both sides of the road.

The police report showed search warrants were issued for some Snapchat posts as early as October 31, 2023. Officers executed a search warrant at suspect Treston Billey’s house on November 2, looking for his purported Halloween costume, a gold chain and other potential evidence.

The police report stated two teens went to Queen Creek police saying Talan Renner had a video of the attack on his cell phone, and claimed Renner showed the video to the football team and bragged saying, “I put this kid on life support.”

Within a day of Preston’s death, witnesses linked several of the people involved to a group called “Gilbert Goons” or “Goonies.”

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Lord’s death prompted community vigils and outrage, as the case also brought to light a series of violent attacks on teenagers in the East Valley.

ABC15 has been tracking the latest updates on incidents of teen violence, including the Preston Lord case, with the interactive timeline below.

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Earlier this month, seven people were arrested after being indicted with first-degree felony murder in Lord’s death.

Stick with ABC15 for more information on this developing story.

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Gilbert News , 2024-03-28 22:54:55

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