Police arrest second of three suspects in killing of Joshua Brown

Police arrest second of three suspects in killing of Joshua Brown
Brown (left) and Michael Diaz Mitchell
Brown (left) and Michael Diaz Mitchell

Updated at 11:08 p.m. to include news about the arrest of second suspect

Law enforcement officials in Dallas, US said they have made a breakthrough in the fatal shooting of Joshua Brown but it has nothing to do with the recent murder trial of ex-cop Amber Guyger.

Officials said his death is linked to a sour drug deal.

The 28-year-old was reportedly gunned down in a parking lot last week Friday, days after testifying in the trial of Guyger who was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Brown’s neighbour, Botham Jean, in his own apartment in September 2018. Guyger claimed she mistook the apartment for hers and thought Jean, a 26-year-old St. Lucian-born accountant, was a burglar.

Following Brown’s execution 10 days after the trial, many people speculated on social media that his death may be linked to him testifying against Guyger, and amid reports that he was scheduled to testify in a civil lawsuit against the Dallas police.

However, reports coming of Dallas on Tuesday, Oct. 8 have indicated that Brown was killed in a marijuana deal gone wrong — with three suspects.

From left: Brown, Green, and Mitchell

They initially arrested one suspect, 20-year-old Jacquerious Mitchell, and was able to apprehend. later on Tuesday, a second suspect, 32-year-old Michael Diaz Mitchell, who was reportedly caught in Louisiana and taken into custody there.

The third suspect, 22-year-old Thaddeous Charles Green, remains at large. Police said Green is armed and dangerous.

Media reports indicate that the three suspects went to Brown’s apartment complex to buy marijuana when an argument and altercation developed. Jacquerious Mitchell was wounded in the fight, and he allegedly told the police, according to media reports, that it was Green who shot Brown twice.

Brown died while receiving treatment at a hospital.

One of the suspects took Brown’s backpack and gun before fleeing the scene, reports indicate.

Green and Michael Diaz Mitchell dropped the wounded Jacquerious Mitchell at a hospital and then fled the state, reports further stated.

WFAA news channel has reported that 12 pounds of marijuana, 149 grams of THC cartridges, and $4,157 cash were taken from Brown’s apartment when police conducted a search after the shooting.

Assistant Chief Avery Moore told WFAA that the rumors surrounding Brown’s death have been false all along and encouraged “community leaders” to be careful of what they say.

“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. We encourage those leaders to be mindful because their words may jeopardize the integrity of the city of Dallas and Dallas Police Department,” Moore is quoted as saying by WFAA.


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  1. Very nice investigation dallas police..now guyger can freely walk on her appeal.


    • So here,s the big deal why would a narcotics dealer who never had and runnings with the law testify against them..wouldn't they now make his life miserable and also why wud he keep somuch stash in his place of dwelling knowingly that he just testified against the beast....STUPID ain't it?Josh certainly didn look dumb or stupid running his own Bnb shit...afterall i think he was!just openly testifying against the beast.even if he was sobpoena he,lee meritt and judge Tammy should really ensure protective custody....big question is what procedure do they use to protect someone from they themselves.(impeccable)


  2. whoever believe this is stupid that cock and bull they circulating about Joshua Brown needs they brains check...they killed that guy because he got a cop convicted and still had to testify in another case involving cops if he was a drug dealer they would challenge him with this in cross examination...how convenient a time for his death and drug dealers traveling 300 plus miles to buy weed ....Louisiana to Texas...Black men will keep being scape goats and will keep denying and black people will keep denying the truth even if it hits in the face....


  3. I wonder how much they paid those damn ass black idiots...these are probably ppl that were already in prison and they gave them a deal if they agreed to that story....I call BS!!


  4. Why are most people insist on finding reasons to hate and even when evidence is being given by one of the guys connected to the robbery who got shot himself, persons are still trying to link the incident to Botham. You all need to stop!!!!


    • Because it's Dallas and the timing is impeccable. He was scheduled to give more testimony in a civil suit against the Dallas Police Dept.. You have no idea whether or not the other two made a deal with the DPD to help construct this. How did they find things that were missing? While it is true that I have no other evidence except the previous behavior of the Dallas Police [past is prologue] I have rarely heard of a death in a marijuana deal. Suspicious to say the least. Plus the Dallas Police were pretty adamant about letting the public know it wasn't them.


      • When the DPD tried to contaminate the scene for Botham saying he had drugs in his apartment to justify his killing... that was another story. The DPD is just nasty! It could be another white collar crime indeed and since they are investigating it, they know what to do to cover it up and with a flip of the coin these convicts can walk free in days. Just Nasty nasty!


    • So he's a drug dealer who got on international tv to testify against a cop? And the cops didn't check his background and record before he took the stand? And the defense didn't cross examine him in a way to expose his criminal background? If you believe the Dallas cops then you stupid.


    • Aren't they the same ones who had initially found Marijuana in Botham's apartment? .... a set of white "whatever" they are .....


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