Alexandria men wanted in killing of witness at Amber Guyger's trial
Oct 10 2019
According to the Dallas Morning News, the three suspects are from Alexandra, Louisiana, about an hour north of Baton Route and four hours east of Dallas.
Assistant Chief Avery Moore said at a news conference Tuesday that three men from Alexandria, La., Jacquerious Mitchell, 20, Michael Mitchell, 32, and Thaddeous Green, 22, will face capital murder charges in last Friday's killing of Joshua Brown.
The Reverend Michael Waters, pastor of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Church in Dallas, who has been pushing for police reform in the city, said the speculation around Brown's death is driven by "generations" of mistrust for the police that's grown out of wrongful convictions and abuse. When an argument ensued, Brown allegedly shot Jacquerious Mitchell in the chest. Green then fired two shots at Brown, hitting him in the lower body. Police are searching for Green to arrest him.
One source says that a man suspected in Brown's murder has been identified as as Jacquerious Mitchell has been admitted into and treated at the Parkland Hospital.
Green then took Brown's backpack and the gun he used to fire at Jacquerious and the three sped off, with Michael Mitchell as the getaway driver. The shootings occurred less than 6 miles from where Jean was killed.
Amber Guyger, to ten years in prison for killing her black upstairs neighbor in a case that sparked fierce debate over race, politics and policing.
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Investigators say the trio traveled to Texas to buy marijuana from Brown, who had recently testified in the trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger.
"I believe he met with the judge in her chambers (on the record) and reiterated his concern about testifying", Merritt wrote, adding "that is why during his first public appearance in the trial the judge affirmed 'you have already been sworn and are still under oath'".
Jacquerious Mitchell is in custody at a hospital to which the other men drove him after the shooting. Guyger killed Jean in September 2018 in his fourth-floor apartment, which she said she mistook for her own unit one floor below.
Attorney S. Lee Merritt represents Brown's family and has called for Dallas police to recuse themselves from the investigation into his shooting.
After the shooting, DPD officers searched Brown's apartment, finding 12 pounds of marijuana, 149 grams of THC cartridges and more than $4,000 in cash, Moore said.
Mitchell will be charged with capital murder.
Brown ultimately decided that it was too unsafe and went to California and was there when the murder trial began.
Brown said he returned home that night from watching a football game at a sports bar around the same time Guyger walked into Jean's apartment.
According to court testimony, Guyger entered the wrong apartment in her building and shot Jean as he sat on his couch eating ice cream.