Brown ended up mysteriously dead in the parking lot outside his apartment building Friday night just days after Guyger was sentenced, and now Dallas police have a lead in the killing.
And by "lead" I mean the cops just happened to find a bunch of drugs in Brown's apartment and the suspects are from out of state.
Dallas police officials on Tuesday said at a news conference at Dallas Police headquarters that they have three suspects in connection with the shooting death of Joshua Brown.
All three suspects came from Alexandria, La., to purchase drugs from Brown, police said. One suspect is in custody, and warrants have been issued for two other suspects.
Brown was fatally shot Friday at an apartment complex on Cedar Springs Road.
Assistant chief Avery Moore identified the suspects as Thaddeous Charles Green, 22, Jacquerious Mitchell, 20, and Michael Diaz Mitchell, 32. Jacquerious Mitchell is in custody at Parkland hospital, Moore said.
The announcement came as pressure increased from community leaders for an independent investigation into Brown's case. Brown was a witness in the murder trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, which ended last week in her conviction. The timing of Brown's death raised public speculation about whether the shooting was tied to his testimony.
Moore gave condolences to the Brown family and said the department was working "diligently" to get the two suspects who are at-large. Moore then addressed the conspiracy theories and said they "simply are not true."
Without pointing to specific statements, he issued a warning to community leaders.
"I encourage those leaders to be mindful of their actions moving forward because their words have jeopardized the integrity of the city of Dallas as well as the Dallas Police Department," he said.
It's an open-and-shut case, you see. Three black suspects and a dead black man in a drug deal gone wrong. Or, you'd better see, or else the Dallas cops will make you see.
According to police, the three suspects were in the same car when they arrived at Brown's apartment complex on Friday night. Green got out of the car and had an argument with Brown that escalated. Jacquerious Mitchell told police when he got out of the car, Brown shot him first.
Jacquerious Mitchell told police he heard two more gunshots that Green fired as he lay inside the vehicle.
Green took Brown's backpack and gun, police said. Michael Mitchell was the driver and dropped off Green at an unknown location. Michael Mitchell then dropped off Jacquerious, who is his nephew, at the hospital.
So according to the cops and the witness who was shot, Brown is not only a drug dealer but an attempted murderer. Surely this means Amber Guyger is due some leniency on appeal, right? Maybe that conviction gets overturned?
Surely a scared black kid found with a bullet in him around the same time as Brown's death wouldn't be pressured into making a statement like this in order to cooperate with the cops, right?
And surely, the Dallas PD wouldn't be lying about a dead black witness who helped to convict a cop, right?
Police said when they searched Brown's apartment, they confiscated 12 pounds of marijuana, 143 grams of THC cartridges and $4,000 in cash.
Pretty open and shut case, right? The information that Brown was a notorious drug dealer never came up in the Guyger trial, a drug dealer who was fearing for his life from three guys from Louisiana, one who jumped at the chance to testify against a cop, and was pushing 12 pounds of weed at the time, but hey, I'm sure that was an oversight.