Many on social media are calling out the many conspiracies surrounding the recent murder of Botham Jean’s neighbor, Joshua Brown, the young man who testified against former cop Amber Guyger.
The 28-year-old was a key witness in Guyger’s murder trial that recently ended with her being sentenced to 10 years in prison for the killing of Botham Jean. But following his testimony, Brown was shot and killed Friday evening at an apartment complex near Dallas’ Medical District, authorities said.
Brown was slain about 10:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of Cedar Springs Road, Dallas News reports. He lived across the hall from Jean and testified about the night he was killed by Guyger. Brown was found with gunshot wounds in his back and thigh, a government official said on condition of anonymity. He was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Witnesses told police they heard several gunshots and saw a silver four-door sedan speeding out of the parking lot. No description of the suspect has been released.
Dallas County prosecutor Jason Hermus, the lead prosecutor in the Guyger case, remembered Brown for his courage on Saturday.
“He bravely came forward to testify when others wouldn’t, ” Hermus said. “If we had more people like him, we would have a better world.”
Following Brown’s unsolved murder, many have taken to social media to call out the conspiracies surrounding this troubling case.
Botham Jean was murdered while sitting on his couch eating ice cream.— Nathan H. Rubin (@NathanHRubin) October 6, 2019
The woman who filmed his last words had her footage confiscated & was fired from her job.
His neighbor Joshua Brown, who testified, was killed. He was shot IN THE MOUTH.
Something smells rotten, @DallasPD. pic.twitter.com/hqVfqn6ZKz
Botham Jean's neighbor Joshua Brown key witness in Amber Guyger trial, was shot to death. He was shot at close range in the mouth & chest— Sean Andy🌪🌋🔱 (@BluntXMinded) October 6, 2019
The woman who filmed Botham Jean’s murder, lost her job & credentials
This is not random. They are being targeted #Justice4JoshuaBrown pic.twitter.com/oOsssLVJvr
#JoshuaBrown who was the key witness in the murder trial of Dallas Cop Amber Guyger who was convicted of murdering Botham Jean, his neighbor, has just himself been killed.— Grant Stern (@grantstern) October 6, 2019
How can this not be retaliation?
Shot in the back.https://t.co/mt9YPEgTCO
Black witness shot in the mouth and killed…THIS is the tyranny that endlessly denies black people justice in America. THIS is the civil war Trump threatened, but which in truth started centuries ago.https://t.co/wHC1GZfIrl#BLM— Peter Merlin Cane (@PeterMerlinCane) October 6, 2019
Joshua Brown, a neighbor of Botham Jean and Amber Guyger and witness for the prosecution against @DallasPD officer Guyger, was gunned down at his new apartment complex. His family deserves an independent investigation. #Justice4JoshuaBrown— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) October 6, 2019
We gotta get fucking pissed. The murder of Joshua Brown, neighbor of Botham Jean that testified against Amber Guyger, is a reminder that we live in a pre-fascist police state; please remember that multiple major organizers of the Ferguson Protestests in 2014 were also murdered— Brody Coxe (@Muggy__B) October 6, 2019
Imagine what’s it’s like to be a black American.— 𝙰𝙼𝙴𝚁𝙸𝙲𝙰𝙽 𝙳𝙸𝚂𝚂𝙴𝙽𝚃 🇺🇸 (@keith_pochick) October 6, 2019
When this is what happens to a brother who cooperates with the justice system…
When every glimmer of hope is met with a tragic injustice…
I’m physically sick about this, and I’m white.
The Dallas police have a death squad. If this story somehow becomes “normalized” and swept under the rug, I give up. We’re a species beyond saving. https://t.co/7TS71Zrqsw— Ty Burr (@tyburr) October 6, 2019
joshua brown heard his neighbor, botham jean, singing gospel music and drake in the mornings. he broke down in tears on the stand as he testified in botham's murder trial. and now, joshua is dead. murdered. my heart is broken. pic.twitter.com/PNhsg7Bg38— shelby cole 🦇 (@shelbylcole) October 6, 2019
Joshua Brown, Botham Jean’s neighbor and key witness in the murder trial, was killed execution style outside their apartment. He had feared he would get killed by the system. Honestly, seems like someone wanting revenge on behalf of Guyber. So much injustice. #Justice4JoshuaBrown pic.twitter.com/0AI5lXiCb0— REYNA (@PoliticalReyna) October 6, 2019
It was an assassination, shot in the MOUTH for testifying. The DPD can’t be trusted to investigate but neither can the feds while trump is in office. Black people are living in fear and trauma on a daily basis and it has got to end. https://t.co/gNFc9M6VSz— miranda frights 👻🎃💀 (@emiranda_writes) October 6, 2019
Now Joshua was killed! This is utterly ridiculous. I cannot stand this s**t. This young man was ambushed, shot at close range in his mouth and chest and for what? He told the truth!— Delorian Davis-Jones (@thatkidLO) October 6, 2019
This country doesn’t give a damn about black individuals, families… https://t.co/psVXJ2t4zs