Botham Jean’s next-door neighbor, Joshua Brown who was a key witness in the Botham Jean murder case and who testified against Amber Guyger has been shot at his apartment complex and killed.
Joshua Brown a neighbor of Botham Jean and Guyger, was shot at around at about 10:30 p.m. on Friday in the 4600 block of Cedar Springs Road.
On Friday night several witnesses flagged down the police and led them to Brown’s location. Police found him with several gunshot wounds laying in the parking lot of his apartment complex, shot through the mouth and chest.
Brown was taken to the Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Witnesses told police they heard several gunshots and then saw a silver four-door sedan fleeing from the parking lot. No description of the suspect has yet been released.
Dallas County prosecutor Jason Hermus, the lead prosecutor in the Guyger case said Joshua Brown was someone who stood up and testified against Guyger at a time others wouldn’t:
“He bravely came forward to testify when others wouldn’t, If we had more people like him, we would have a better world.”
Here’s brown giving an emotional testimony of what he heard, saying he heard both Jean and Guyger speaking, and then he heard 2 gunshots:
Brown said he actually met Jean for the first time the day he was killed, and the two had a brief conversation in the hallway. Brown lived across the hall from Jean.
The Civil Right’s attorney who represents Jean’s family, Lee Merritt spoke of Brown, calling him a “former athlete turned entrepreneur” whose slaying “underscores the reality of the black experience in America.”
Merritt says Brown was living in constant fear after the case that he’d be the next victim of gun violence either state-sanctioned or otherwise: