Burch Boys Arrested for Murder at the Dawg House Bar in Flint


 Samuel Burch and Reco Burch
Samuel Burch and Reco Burch

FLINT, MI – Samuel and Reco Burch, cousins, have been arrested in connection to the murder of Zachary Bradburn.

On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team arrested  Samuel and Reco Burch. They were considered persons of interest in Bradburn’s death.




Crime Stoppers of Michigan had issued information while they were on the run after the deadly shooting at the Dawg House Bar in Flint.  The two were listed as Armed and Dangerous.

Zachary Bradburn
Zachary Bradburn

24 year old Zachary Bradburn was shot inside the bar, located at 4619 Fenton Road, just as the bar was closing up early Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m. on July 20th, 2014.

A Memorial Fund has been set up in honor of Zachary.   All of the money donated into the Memorial Fund will go into a trust for Owen, Zachary’s two month old little boy, who now is left behind and will never get the chance to know his father.

31 year old Samuel Joel Burch was wanted on counts of first-degree murder, gang membership, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and felony firearms.

Samuel Burch is no stranger to the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Samuel Burch
Samuel Burch
  • Home Invasion – 2nd Degree – Conspiracy
  • Home Invasion – 2nd Degree – Attempt
  • Police Officer – Fleeing – Third Degree – Attempt

His probation just ended on April 21st, 2014

19 year old Reco William Burch was wanted on counts of first-degree murder, gang membership, and felony firearms.

Flint Police have stated that they had gotten several tips on this case.  The community was determined to have these two brought in.

After they were apprehended, Samuel and Reco Burch were taken to Flint Police headquarters to be questioned.

Reco Burch
Reco Burch

In an interesting turn of events in this case, a woman with the screen name of  Ma Dukes has set up a GoFundMe account in hopes of getting others to donate to a ‘Burch Boys Lawyer Fund’ for these two.

In the description while setting up the GoFundMe account, she posted ‘Innocent until proven guilty! Show ur love by donating. Every penny counts.‘  No money at this time is in the fund.  Multiple comments for Ma Dukes towards the account are not in favor of it.  It has drawn the anger of many:

Leann Dane 50 mins ago

If I could donate negative $$ I would! You pathetic POS. Maybe that bridge card can be cashed in for them. Public defenders have this case!!

Michael Deming 1 hour ago

They are scum especially the 31 year. Just got off probation for 2nd degree home invasion – conspiracy and attempt and 3rd degree fleeing. They deserve to be in front of a firing squad. If you want to discredit those allegations your dumb. http://www.miheadlines.com/2014/07/25/armed-flint-men-wanted-murder/

Kaitlynn VanRaemdonck 2 hours ago

Keep deleting the comments. Your “boys” will get what they deserve. My cousins murders will be brought to justice. Keep trying though, it’s funny that you think you have a chance to raise money.

MIHeadlines would like to thank everyone for ‘Sharing’ out the original article on the social media sites that they use to help spread the word and to help get these two off the streets.

ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

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