I read about this earlier this morning. This man was executed for testifying against a guilty police officer. He was shot in the mouth, could it be any clearer? This needs to be aggressively investigated. This article doesn’t mention where he was shot but the one I read said he was getting out of his car and he was ambushed. He was shot in the chest and in the mouth. A black man had the audacity to testify against a white woman police officer who was found guilty. Yes, I think this sends a message to others about what will happen to them if they do the same thing. Hugs
“Joshua Brown, the next door neighbor of #BothamJean was killed last night after being shot several times by an unknown assailant,” Merritt noted. “Local media has reported on the shooting but have not confirmed Brown’s identity. Because, Brown worked closely with prosecutors just a week ago to ensure Amber Guyger was properly convicted in the murder trial, the DA’s office has fairly direct contact with Brown and his family. An ADA has confirmed that it was in fact Brown who was killed although they have yet to identify a suspect or motive for the shooting. The case is now in the hands of the Dallas Police Department. Brown’s testimony stood out as a fact witness who was approaching his apartment directly across from Botham Jean’s apartment when shots rang out.”
Online reaction thus far has been fierce–with many people terming Brown’s death an “assassination,” “hit,” and/or revenge on behalf of Dallas cops. While the timing of Brown’s death is suspicious, there is at this time no evidence to support such online characterizations of the killing.
Merritt also said that Brown lived “in constant fear” that he could be a victim of gun violence