The Dallas community is stunned and searching for answers following the shooting death of 28-year-old Joshua Brown who delivered key testimony in the trial of Amber Guyger, a former police officer.
Authorities say Joshua Brown was found with multiple gunshot wounds in a parking lot about 4 miles away from the apartment complex where Jean was shot and killed. Brown was pronounced dead at a local hospital on Friday, 10 days after taking the witness stand.
Brown, 28, was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and graduated from South Florida State College. He managed Airbnb units in Los Angeles and Atlanta and was working to get up and running in Dallas, where he and his family lived.
Brown had three children — a 6-year-old and two toddlers — according to his father.
“He was moving on with his life,” Harold Brown, his father, told NPR, recalling a conversation he had with his son after the court testimony. He said he has been in touch with authorities investigating his son’s death.
“I just hope they figure it out,” Harold Brown said in an interview.
It’s important to note that Brown was shot at a strip club last year and feared he could be a target again. He was reluctant to testify in the Amber Guyger trial due to that situation.