One arrest has been made following the sentencing of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger.
Following the untimely death of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, three suspects have been identified. According to NBC News, the suspects who have been identified include Jacquerious Mitchell, Michael Mitchell, and Thaddeous Green.
NBC News reports that the individuals traveled from Alexandria, Louisiana to purchase drugs from Brown in a Dallas apartment complex, this has been confirmed by authorities.
According to Dallas Assistant Police Chief Avery Moore, Jacquerious Mitchell is currently in custody at a hospital, the other two suspects are being sought. At a news conference today Moore also shared that Michael Mitchell and Green are “armed and dangerous.”
Later in NBC News‘ report, it’s made clear that Jacquerious Mitchell told police that Green got “into a physical altercation with Brown.” This led to Green shooting Brown twice in the lower body, as stated by Moore. Brown then reportedly shot Jacquerious Mitchell in the chest. Following this Jacquerious Mitchell allegedly fell back into a car and said he heard two gunshots. Green then took Brown’s backpack “and the gun used to shoot Jacquerious Mitchell and the three suspects fled the scene,” according to Moore.
The suspects then dropped Jacquerious Mitchell to a hospital, said Moore. He also added “that warrants will be executed for the two other suspects.” Michael Mitchell is allegedly suspected to be the getaway driver. Moore also shared that 12 pounds of marijuana, 149 grams of THC cartridges and $4,157 in cash from Brown’s apartment.
In an official tweet, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson asked the public over the weekend to “refrain from speculation” about Brown’s shooting. Additionally, police noted at Tuesday’s press conference that “Brown’s killing was not related to his testimony in Guyger’s case.”
Stay tuned here as more news emerges.
I trust the Dallas Police Department will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of Joshua Brown. Until we know more about this incident, I encourage everyone to refrain from speculation. (1/2)
— Mayor Eric Johnson (@DallasMayor) October 6, 2019
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