Authorities have identified three suspects in connection to the fatal shooting of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the Amber Guyger murder trial.
As reported by ABC News, police have issued three arrest warrants for 22-year-old Thaddeous Charles Green, 32-year-old Michael Diaz Mitchell, and 20-year-old Jacquerious Mitchell, all of whom reside in Louisiana. Dallas PD Assistant Chief Avery Moore confirmed the news during a Tuesday press conference, refuting theories that local law enforcement was behind the shooting.
“The rumors shared by community leaders that Mr. Brown’s death was related to the Amber Guyger trial and that the Dallas Police Department was responsible are false,” Moore said. “We encourage those leaders to be mindful because their words may jeopardize the integrity of the city of Dallas and Dallas Police Department.”
BREAKING: Dallas police issue arrest warrants for three suspects in the slaying of key witness in Amber Guyger trial.
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Moore told reporters the three suspects drove to the victim’s apartment complex Friday night for a prearranged drug deal; at some point during the meet-up, Brown allegedly shot Jacquerious Mitchell, which prompted Michael Mitchell to open fire on Brown. Jacquerious Mitchell is being treated at a Dallas hospital, while the other two suspects are remain at large.
Brown was gunned down outside his apartment complex Friday night, just a day after former Dallas police officer Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of Botham Jean. Brown, who was Jean’s neighbor, took the stand during the trial and was expected to testify in the Jean family’s civil case against the Dallas PD.
This story is being updated.