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TRU Colors Investor Molson Coors Responds To Weekend Homicide

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 26, 2021
TRU Colors investor Molson Coors issued a statement Monday about the double homicide over the weekend that killed one company member at the Wilmington home of TRU Colors' COO.

Koredreese Robert Tyson, 29, and Bri-yanna Emily Williams, 21, were shot and killed at the Wilmington home of TRU Colors COO George Taylor III Saturday morning, according to local news reports. Another woman was taken to the hospital with injuries.

Molson Coors Beverage Co. invested in the local brewery, which hires Wilmington gang members and those involved in the gang community as a way to address street violence in the area. The national company was expected to be involved in the distribution of TRU Colors' new line of lager when it is released. Brewery production issues stalled the release this summer.

On Monday, Molson Coors issued a statement regarding the incident.

“We are deeply saddened by this weekend’s tragedy, and have been in contact with George Taylor and the Tru Colors team. We have passed along our condolences to the families of the victims and remain as committed as ever to TRU Colors and their mission," said company spokesman Marty Maloney in an email.

A statement issued Sunday by TRU Colors CEO George Taylor, George Taylor III's father, described Tyson as a leader at TRU Colors.

Messages to George Taylor for comment were not returned as of Monday afternoon.

No arrests have been made in Saturday's double homicide, and the investigation is ongoing, Lt. Jerry Brewer, with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, said at about 3 p.m. Monday.
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