Joshua Brown Instagram: Botham Jean neighbours Joshua Brown Dallas death was announced on Instagram by Lee Merritt, attorney for the Jean family.
28 year old Joshua was Botham Jean‘s neighbor who testified during the Amber Guyger murder trial.
Joshua lived across the hall from Jean at the time of his September 2018 murder. Brown took the stand during Guyger’s trial, delivering an emotional testimony on the events of that tragic day.
Joshua Brown Instagram: How Botham Jean neighbours Dallas death happened
According to Lee Merritt, attorney for the Jean family, Joshua Brown was shot. He was exiting his car at his apartment when he was ambushed & shot at close range.
Where Joshua was shot seems to be disputed. Immediate family says the ME said mouth and chest. Lee says ge was initially told in the back before he heard from a witness who provided aide to a wound in the buttocks and side.
We will have to await the autopsy to be sure.
The Dallas Police Department has confirmed authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Friday night at 4606 Cedar Spring Rd.
Lee announced Joshua’s death with a statement that read:
Joshua Brown, the next door neighbor of #BothamJean was killed last night after being shot several times by an unknown assailant.
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.
Brown was still visibly shaken up from the incident when he took the stand to testify on behalf of the prosecution. His murder underscores the reality of the black experience in America.
A former athlete turned entrepreneur— Brown lived in constant fear that he could be the next victim of gun violence, either state sanctioned or otherwise.
We have more work to do deal with the constant threats to our community both from within and without.
Brown deserves the same justice he sought to ensure the Jean family.
The Dallas County criminal justice system must mobilized to identify his killer and see that he is held accountable for this murder.
I just spoke with Joshua Browns mother. She is devastated. We all are. Joshua Brown was key witness in the murder of Botham Jean that helped put Amber Guyger away. We need answers.
His mother asked my office to help find out who murdered her son. She suspects foul play. He had no known enemies. He worked for a living. We need answers.