Cops Say Joshua Brown Was Killed in Drug Deal, Nothing to Do with Amber Guyger Case

Cops Say Joshua Brown Was Killed in Drug Deal, Nothing to Do with Amber Guyger Case

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Over the weekend, Joshua Brown, the key witness in the Botham Jean and Amber Guyger case, was found dead in Dallas. 

Authorities are searching for Thaddeous Green, a 22-year-old Louisiana man who is suspected in the killing. Green is the 3rd suspect in the killing of Joshua Brown. 

Police are saying that Brown was killed during a drug deal gone wrong, adding that his death has nothing to do with his involvement in the Amber Guyger case.

The other suspects, Michael Mitchell, 32, was arrested on Tuesday in Louisiana. Mitchell’s nephew Jacquerious Mitchell, 20, is in critical condition at a Dallas hospital with a gunshot would that police say he claims came from Joshua Brown. 

Investigators believe that the 3 men were in Dallas to buy drugs from Brown. Jacquerious Mitchell told police Brown shot him in the chest after Green and Brown got into a fight. 

Green left with Brown’s backpack and gun, police said. Authorities confiscated 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) of marijuana, 149 grams of THC cartridges and more than $4,000 in cash during a search of Brown’s home. It is unclear how the three men came into contact with Brown or why they would have driven more than 300 miles (483 kilometers) from central Louisiana to buy marijuana in Texas.

Brown’s death comes 2 days after a jury sentenced Amber Guyger to 10 years in prison for the killing of Brown’s neighbor Botham Jean. 

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: WNCT

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