Second suspect arrested in Joshua Brown murder
Joshua Brown was killed 10 days after appearing as a witness in the Amber Guyger murder trial in Dallas. DALLAS - A second suspect has been arrested in the killing of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the murder trial of a former Dallas police officer convicted of shooting their neighbor in his own apartment. Brown testified against former officer Amber Guyger who fatally shot their neighbor, Botham Jean. Ten days after testifying for the prosecution in the high-profile trial, Brown was shot dead Friday during a drug deal gone wrong, Assistant Chief Avery Moore said. Green then shot Brown twice, then took a backpack from him as well as the gun used to wound Mitchell, police said.
Slain Amber Guyger trial witness killed in drug deal gone wrong
Brown was killed after an argument with one of three men from Louisiana who had met him in Dallas for a drug purchase, Moore told reporters. Green then shot Brown twice, police said. Almost a year before he testified at Guyger's trial, Brown was wounded in a shooting at a Dallas strip club that left another man dead, police said. Merritt on Tuesday called for Dallas police to recuse themselves from the investigation into Brown's shooting. Jean was shot and killed by Guyger on September 6, 2018.
1 Arrested, 2 Other Suspects Identified in Shooting Death of Joshua Brown
One person has been arrested and two other suspects are being sought by authorities in the shooting death of Joshua Brown, Dallas police announced Tuesday. All three suspects are from Alexandria, Louisiana, and came to Texas to buy drugs from Brown, said assistant chief Avery Moore at a press conference. Jacquerious Mitchell, 20, has been arrested and will be charged with capital murder, Moore said. Brown shot Mitchell in the chest, after the two argued during a marijuana buy, authorities said. Green then allegedly shot Brown two times, Moore said.
Key Amber Guyger witness met violent end he feared
Ten days after Brown testified, his fear came true. The two men met the day Jean was killedOn the afternoon of September 6, 2018, Brown met Jean for the first time. She was "crying, explaining what happened, what she thought happened, saying she came in to the wrong apartment," Brown testified. Brown said he heard Jean sing every morning, long before the two ever met in person. "When I come out (to) lock my door, I hear him," Brown testified.
Could Someone Be Targeting Witnesses in Amber Guyger Trial?
There are fears for the safety of another witness who testified in the trial of ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger. Social media erupted following the shooting of Brown, with many expressing fear for the life of Jones and other witnesses and worrying that someone could be targeting them. He was also set to testify in a civil trial brought by Jean's family against the city of Dallas. Guyger was found guilty of murder in the death of Jean and sentenced to 10 years in prison. RELATED STORIESBotham Jean's Neighbor, Key Witness in Amber Guyger Murder Trial, Shot Dead at His HomeAmber Guyger Sentenced to 10 Years, Victim's Brother Says He Forgives Her in Sobbing HugDallas Cop Who Fatally Shot Neighbor Fired for 'Adverse Conduct,' Police Say
Key witness in Amber Guyger killed 10 days after testimony
Joshua Brown was killed 10 days after appearing as a witness in the Amber Guyger murder trial in Dallas. Before his own death, Brown lived in constant fear of gun violence, Lee Merritt, an attorney for Brown's family said. Another person was killed in the shooting, Merritt told CNN by phone Sunday. Relatives of the person who was killed, Nicholas Shaquan Diggs, blamed Brown for his death, according to Merritt. "He did not want to testify in that trial," Merritt said.
Botham Jean's Neighbor, Key Witness in Amber Guyger Murder Trial, Shot Dead at His Home
A week after former police officer Amber Guyger was found guilty of murdering Botham Jean in his own home, his neighbor who acted as a key prosecution witness in the trial was found dead. The Dallas District Attorneys office confirmed that Joshua Brown was shot dead on Friday night at his Dallas apartment complex, according to CBS News. Attorney Lee Merritt, who represents Jeans family, said Brown was shot at close range in the parking lot of the complex. Brown said he did not hear any police commands, such as "show me your hands," as Guyger claimed she shouted before shooting Jean. RELATED STORIESBotham Jean's Mom Speaks at Court Hearing for Ex-Cop Found Guilty of His MurderEx-Cop Found Guilty of Murder After Shooting Botham Jean in His Own ApartmentEx-Cop Texted Boyfriend After Shooting Botham Jean: 'I Need You'
Key witness in Amber Guyger murder trial shot to death
KTVT via CNNDALLAS (CNN) - A man who was a key witness in the murder trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was fatally shot Friday in the parking lot of his apartment complex, according to attorney Lee Merritt. At the time of his testimony, Brown said he was managing four Airbnb's in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas. Merritt said Brown lived in constant fear of gun violence and that's why he was emotional on the witness stand during the trial. "Brown lived in constant fear that he could be the next victim of gun violence, either state sanctioned or otherwise," he wrote. Soon after, from his apartment balcony, Brown said he saw Guyger come out to the hallway from Jean's apartment on the phone.