Murdered Star Witness From Amber Guyger Trial Was Killed In Drug Deal Gone Bad

Dallas police said that Joshua Brown was killed after three men came from Louisiana to buy drugs from him on Friday.

Dallas, TX – The prosecution’s star witness against former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger was murdered 10 days after he testified by three Louisiana men to whom he was dealing drugs.

Dallas Police Assistant Chief Avery Moore made it very clear to reporters at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that 28-year-old Joshua Brown’s murder on Friday night was a drug deal gone bad.

“As you know, there’s been speculation and rumors that have been shared by community leaders claiming that Mr. Brown’s death was related to the Amber Guyger trial and somehow, the Dallas Police Department was responsible,” Chief Moore said.

“I assure you that is simply not true,” the chief told reporters. “And I encourage those leaders to be mindful of their actions moving forward because their words have jeopardized the integrity of the city of Dallas, as well as the Dallas Police Department.”

Brown was shot to death at about 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 near his new apartment building in the 4600-block of Cedar Springs Road, according to the Dallas Morning News.

He moved three-and-half miles to the new complex several weeks after then-Officer Guyger fatally shot his across-the-hall neighbor, 27-year-old Botham Jean, in South Side Flats.

Witnesses flagged down police after Brown was shot and officers found him on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Brown was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital where he later died, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Witnesses told police they heard gunfire and then saw a silver four-door sedan fleeing the parking lot.

Government sources told the Dallas Morning News that Brown had been shot in back and thigh.

Police announced Tuesday that they had one suspect in Brown’s murder in custody, and had issued capital murder warrants on two additional suspects, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Chief Moore said that all three suspects - 20-year-old Jacquerious Mitchell, 32-year-old Michael Mitchell, and 22-year-old Thaddeous Green - came from Alexandria, Louisiana to Dallas to buy drugs from Brown, KTVT reported.

“Thaddeous Green was the facilitator. He’s the one who contacted Joshua Brown,” he explained.

But when the men arrived to meet with Brown, “Green gets out of the vehicle, has a conversation with Joshua Brown which escalates into physical altercations,” the chief said.

Chief Moore said that Jacquerious Mitchell told investigators that he got out of his vehicle and Brown ordered him to get back in it, KTVT reported.

Then Brown shot Jacquerious Mitchell in the chest.

Jacquerious Mitchell told police that he heard two more gunshots after he was struck, according to KTVT.

“He said that Thaddeous Green shot Joshua Brown two times,” the chief said.

He said that Jacquerious Mitchell is in custody at Parkland Memorial Hospital and capital murder warrants have been issued for Michael Mitchell and Green.

Activists immediately began protesting after Guyger was sentenced, angry that she had only been given a 10 year sentence.

Those same protesters were outraged to hear about Brown's murder and immediately claimed a police conspiracy caused his death 10 days after he testified.

However, Chief Moore made it clear that Brown had far more going on than just the Guyger trial.

He had been shot outside a strip club in Dallas in November of 2018, KNXV reported.

His attorney, Lee Merritt, said that Brown had been "concerned that that person might try to come back and finish the job."

The person who wounded Brown and killed his friend Nicholas Shaquan Diggs 10 months ago has not been apprehended, according to KNXV.

Comments (117)
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Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

Say it isn't so!

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Surprise, surprise ...

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

And he was the prosecution's star witness, right?

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

So @Hi_estComnDenomn, and all the other conspiracy nutjobs, there you go, it wasn't an assassination, it was drug deal gone bad, as he was dealing drug at his residence.

While I'm sure your racist attitude won't let you believe the truth (I'm sure the cops put the shooter up to it), as everyone but you suspected, it was not the cop's fault that the witness is now dead.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

This story is absolutely ridiculous. Gated community, no video footage? A car inside a gated parking lot can come and go as it pleases? Alright.

flybynight
flybynight

Drug deal gone bad? That's the last thing I would have suspected. /sarc

186
186

Brown shoots Mitchell, Green shoots Brown. Sounds like justifiable Homicide

Stanracer
Stanracer

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👍

cherm59
cherm59

A later search of Brown’s apartment recovered 12 pounds of marijuana, 149 grams of THC cartridges and $4,000 cash. Green and Michael Mitchell remain at large as of Tuesday afternoon, Moore said. Soooo there you go,

JohnP
JohnP

Lol... Jacquerious... that is all.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

A question is, if Amber Guyger appealed, would the fact that this "star witness" (as reported by some news sites, not my opinion) is deceased, affect the outcome?

Just curious from a legal perspective. You know the lawyers are thinking about this.

Seems to me that justice was appropriately served in this case already.

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JBo
JBo

That's a good question. I would say that it's possible...not because the guy is dead but because this "key prosecution witness" was killed while he was committing a violent felony shortly after testifying. This could bring his reliability, credibility and character into question and thereby his entire testimony.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

That's a great point. Kind of equivalent to him being dead on appeal I thought, but I'm not sure how it works. It would seem that his prior sworn testimony should be admissible, and it might be easily-discredited, but since he is dead, there would be no one to refute the discrediting, other than the prosecution.

If I were a juror, just the fact that he wore a T-shirt to testify and has a neck tattoo would tend to subconsciously influence me. Nothing about his race; I don't care. Then, if all of this other news was admitted into evidence with reliable proof backing it up, I would not give his testimony much credence at all.

Another question, for whoever... Can witnesses be paid, for their expenses incurred while testifying? Maybe that's where he got the money for some drugs to sell that resulted in his demise?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Ah, so you're starting to see why it would be advantageous for the DPD to have him killed.

RmdGRD
RmdGRD

Browns testimony was given under oath, so it could be read to the court and entered into evidence. There would of course be objections, and I would expect the jury would be given directions as to its authenticity. 50/50 shot its allowed.

Ibizian
Ibizian

The legal issue here is, in an appeal the witnesses character can become an issue used to discredit him. Being dead means he can't be crossexamined. If he can't be cross examined by the, the prosecution can't use him an the defense can possibly get his former testimony on the stand throw out, because that testimony could be tainted. As to the paying a witness, yes its allowed under very limited and very specific circumstances. Such as a professional witness. A specialist in bugs, or time of death experts. Not your regular witness, they can't be paid because it does taint them and the defense will tear that up. If the defense can find evidence he was paid, his entire testimony will be thrown out on appeal. Being a violent criminal in and of itself doesn't preclude you from being a witness in a different case, but that info can surely sway a jury as to their credibility.

I expect to see that all over the news when this goes to appeal.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Except that's not what happened but of course feel free to continue on with your moronic theories. I bet you also think the earth is flat.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

It's not a moronic theory when many people already know what play is coming next.

JBo
JBo

On rare occasions, a witness (non-professional) may receive re-reimbursement for expenses incurred...such as having to come from out of state and stay in a hotel in order to testify but there would be no profit involved, strictly expenses.

Apparently this witness had a significant load of drugs in his house so that would tend to indicate he wasn't new at this.

Littlekittykat
Littlekittykat

You really don't address your mental illness do you. Narcissistic sadistic psychopaths usually can't see that they are narcissistic sadistic psychopaths. Don't worry...you won't get banned here it seems so you can keep being the center of attention and you can keep upsetting people because your frail ego obviously need the boost this sick behavior gives it.

flybynight
flybynight

When lowcom's involved, theories / facts are the same thing. /sarc off

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I want to thank @Littlekittykat for introducing me to this site. She considers the data real and true in the articles, so I'll just throw this up there. It proves what I've said many times on this site.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Once a criminal thug always a criminal thug

61mouse
61mouse

Again fucking black on black crime watch out for the protesters they'll take over the streets because " BLDM"

Woobie46
Woobie46

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...ruin your day, Low? Too Bad. You always gotta say some stupid thing and this might be the time you were at your absolute LOWEST!

61mouse
61mouse

Don't be a thug , if can't take the slug

Wish505
Wish505

Imagine that and all the flash bang posters and the Obama brat will have to eat all there stupid comments.

Wish505
Wish505

LOL pop goes another weasel.