Joshua Brown suspects, witness during the Amber Guyger murder trial


Joshua Brown suspects, witness during the Amber Guyger murder trial.

One other suspect has not been arrested yet. Police were originally searching for Michael Mitchell, 32, Thaddeous Charles Green, 22, and 20-year-old Jacquerious Mitchell.

Jacquerious Mitchell is hospitalized and already in police custody. Late Tuesday night, Michael Mitchell, 32, was arrested in Marksville, La., according to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Joshua Brown was shot during a drug deal Friday night at his apartment complex on Cedar Springs Road.

Michael Mitchell, Green and Jacquerious Mitchell traveled from Louisiana planning to buy marijuana from Brown.

The men got into a fight, and Brown shot Jacquerious Mitchell in the chest, police said. Green then shot Brown. Jacquerious Mitchell told police he heard two gunshots.

Each of the three men faces a capital murder charge, police said. Authorities have issued arrest warrants for the men.

Investigators found 12 pounds of marijuana and about $4,000 in cash in Brown’s apartment during a search, officials said.

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And authorities have gone to two houses in Louisiana looking for the suspects, an official said.

Since news of Brown’s death broke publicly, rumors have been swirling about why he was gunned down. Many have said the Dallas Police Department was responsible for the man’s slaying.

“I assure you that is simply not true,” Assistant Police Chief Avery Moore said of the rumors during a news conference Tuesday.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson released a statement Tuesday afternoon asking those with information on the shooting to come forward.

“I am grateful that our detectives have taken the initial steps necessary to bring closure to this case. I want to thank everyone who demonstrated patience and responsibly reserved their judgment while the Dallas Police Department gathered the facts regarding the death of Joshua Brown,” Johnson said.

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Some activists were posting on social media that Brown was shot in the mouth and head. But, Moore said, Brown was shot twice in the lower body.

Brown had been shot before in November 2018 during an altercation outside a Dallas nightclub. He was one of the targets of the attack, but another man was killed in that incident.

Lee Merritt, an attorney representing the Jean family, tweeted Saturday that he had spoken with Brown’s mother and she was “devastated” by his death.

Merritt initially tweeted that Brown had been shot in the “mouth and chest.” He tweeted two hours later that where Brown was shot was in dispute and that he had heard from a witness that the wounds were to Brown’s “buttocks and side.”

Merritt also said Brown’s mother told him that Brown had “no known enemies.” He said Brown was ambushed as he was exiting his car at his apartment.

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The shooting occurred around 10:35 p.m. at the Atera Apartments near the 4606 block of Cedar Springs Road, police said.

Police say when they arrived at the complex, they found a man in the parking lot with gunshot wounds. Brown was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

After Friday night’s shooting witnesses told police they heard several gunshots and saw a silver four-door sedan leaving the parking lot after the shooting. They were not able to provide a physical description of any possible suspects.

Detectives interviewed Jacquerious Mitchell in the hospital on Sunday. He said after he was shot, Green shot Brown and then took the man’s gun and a black bag before fleeing, an arrest warrant says.

Brown told Jacquerious Mitchell to tell police that he “got robbed,” the warrants.


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