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Three men have been indicted by a grand jury on capital murder charges in the death of Joshua Brown, who was a key witness in a former Dallas police officer’s murder trial for the killing of Botham Jean.
Jacquerious Mitchell, Michael Diaz Mitchell and Thaddeous Green were indicted in the fatal shooting of Brown on Oct. 4 in what prosecutors allege was an attempted robbery. Jacquerious Mitchell, 20, and his uncle Michael Diaz Mitchell, 32, are currently booked in Dallas County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond each. The indictments, handed up on Thursday but not made public until this week, were first reported Sunday in the Dallas Morning News.
Police are still searching for Green, 22, and consider him armed and dangerous. It’s unclear if any of the three indicted men have attorneys.
Brown, 28, was gunned down outside the Atera apartments in Dallas, where he had moved after Jean’s murder at the South Side Flats. He later died at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.
Brown’s death came just days after he testified in the trial of Amber Guyger, a white former police officer who was off duty but still in uniform when she shot Jean, a Black man, in his own apartment on Sept. 6, 2018. Guyger argued that she fired at Jean because she believed she had entered her own apartment in the building and thought she’d confronted an intruder. She was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in a case that was watched throughout the country.
The rumors shared by community leaders that Mr. Brown’s death was related to the Amber Guyger trial and that DPD was responsible are false. We encourage those leaders to be mindful because their words may jeapordize the integrity of the city of Dallas and DPD. @ChiefHallDPD— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) October 8, 2019
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