Today (Oct. 8), Dallas Police announced that Joshua Brown, the witness who was shot dead after coincidentally testifying against convicted murderer and ex-cop Amber Guyger, was killed after a drug deal gone wrong. All things considering, Twitter is not taking this news at face value.
Conspiracy theories ran rampant immediately after news of Brown’s death broke, which Dallas PD address during their announcement.
“As you know there’s been speculation and rumors that have been shared by community leaders claiming that Mr. Brown’s death was related to the Amber Guyger trial and somehow the Dallas Police Department was responsible. I assure you that is simply not true,” said Assistant Chief Avery Moore of Dallas PD during a press conference.
However, the details he also shared about their investigation has been sparking nothing but side-eyes.
Moore said arrest warrants have been issued for Thaddeous Charles Green, 22, Michael Diaz Mitchell, 32, and Jacquerious Mitchell, 20. The police claim the aforementioned individuals intended to purchase drugs from Brown.
Per Moore, Jacquerious Mitchell told police what happened—they arrived around 10:30pm on Friday (Oct. 4) in the parking lot of the Atera apartments in Dallas on Cedar Springs Road. According to Mitchell, who is related to Michael Diaz Mitchell, Thaddeous Green got out of the vehicle and has a conversation with Brown that turned into an altercation.
At this point, Brown allegedly shot Green in the chest. Jacquerious Mitchell claims he heard two more shots, which were reportedly coincided with the two shots an autopsy revealed that Brown suffered.
According to Jacquerious Mitchell, after the shooting Green took Brown’s gun and backpack, and the perpetrators all sped away with Michael Mitchell driving. Green was dropped off at an unknown location while Jaquarious Mitchell was taken to Promise Hospital, but he is know in custody at Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Michael Mitchell and Green remain at large. Police also claim that via tips they tracked down an apartment where Brown was said to be staying, where they found 12 pounds of marijuana, 143 grams of THC cartridges and $4,000 cash.
If this story sounds too incredible to actually believe considering the circumstances, you are not the only one. Peep Twitter’s commentary on the jig below.
Also, Brown’s family would like Dallas PD off the case.
Dallas Police Say Joshua Brown Gunned Down In Drug Deal Gone Bad, Twitter Calls Bullsh*t was originally published on hiphopwired.com
Dallas cops wrapping up their Joshua Brown investigation: pic.twitter.com/MjlwlEILlC— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) October 8, 2019
This is the real life version of the Chappelle skit where the cops go around sprinkling crack on people.https://t.co/PCOQTPjJM5— 🇯🇲Black🇭🇹 Aziz 🇳🇬aNANsi🇹🇹 (@Freeyourmindkid) October 8, 2019
So Dallas Police are saying that Joshua Brown’s murder was a drug deal gone bad.— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) October 8, 2019
They said some dudes drove all the way to Dallas from Central Louisiana to buy weed from Joshua
And essentially they got into a shootout with Joshua over 12 pounds of weed pic.twitter.com/KrOcg4ywVU
They shot Joshua Brown over a bad weed deal but didn’t take any of his stash money? Or his product? Dallas PD the worst liars of all time. Y’all can’t even cover up right lmao.— AOne (@A1SinceDayNone) October 8, 2019
How did the defense not use the fact #JoshuaBrown was moving pounds of dope on cross examination?— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) October 8, 2019
(If y’all believe that I got beach front property in Oklahoma to sell you)
I’m actually offended by how patently ridiculous this Dallas PD story is.— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) October 8, 2019
If Joshua Brown was a drug dealer, we woulda known already bc it would’ve come up during cross examination!
Also, Louisiana has plenty of weed. Zero people are driving 4 hours for weed. https://t.co/vrna4m0r95
WEED. If we’re to believe Dallas PD, these men drove four hours, 300 miles... for weed. The deal went bad. They left. Without the money, and without the weed. WEED.— April (@ReignOfApril) October 8, 2019
Dallas PD planting the weed in Joshua Brown’s apartment, thinking we’re going to buy the okey doke: pic.twitter.com/Fqta3iFRoF
Let me be REAL clear. I don't believe SHIT that the Dallas PD says. About #JoshuaBrown or about ANYTHING ELSE.— Leslie Mac (@LeslieMac) October 8, 2019
Joshua Brown’s family deserves closure, but this doesn’t seem right. https://t.co/2ImKaGAjv0— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 8, 2019
Dallas PD claims three men traveled 4.5 hours from Alexandria, LA, to buy weed from Joshua Brown and murdered him after Brown supposedly shot one of them.— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) October 8, 2019
This sounds...off https://t.co/V1NYSLeUcp
The State knew Joshua Brown didn’t want to testify due to concerns for his safety. He flew to California when the trial began. They threatened him with jail if he didn’t return. He went straight from the airport to the court. Dallas County has a duty to protect him. They failed. pic.twitter.com/w3c2bdrwd3— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) October 8, 2019
So Dallas Police is telling us the Joshua Brown...— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) October 8, 2019
Orchestrated a drug deal..........
with some dudes in another state......
and he told these dudes......
to meet him AT HIS HOME in Dallas to do the deal.....
and THATS how he got killed.....