Witness in ex-dallas cop’s murder trial slain
a witness who was key to the murder conviction of amber Guyger, the former dallas police officer who opened fire on her neighbor botham Jean in his own apartment, was shot to death 10 days after testifying in the highprofile trial, according to a lawyer representing the Jean family.
Joshua brown, who lived in the same apartment complex as Jean and Guyger and overheard their fatal encounter, was “shot several times by an unknown assailant” on Friday night, civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt said Saturday night on twitter. brown was a 28-yearold Lancaster, texas, native and former University of South Florida football player who ran his own business in dallas.
the dallas Police department has not confirmed that brown was the man killed, noting that the victim wasn’t carrying identification.
Witnesses heard several gunshots and saw a silver four-door sedan racing from the scene, police said.
the fatal shooting came two days after jurors sentenced Guyger to 10 years in prison for the murder of 26-year-old Jean, a St. Lucia-born accountant and church singer.