A GoFundMe Started For Joshua Brown, The Key Witness Killed In Trial Of Former Cop Amber Guyger
More sad news out of Dallas, Texas!
Joshua Brown, who was a key witness in Botham Jean’s murder trial has been fatally shot.
Brown lived across the hall from Jean, who was shot and killed by now-former police officer Amber Guyger in September 2018. Guyger claimed she entered Jean’s apartment thinking it was her own. She said that when she saw Jean inside, she initially thought he was a burglar and yelled police orders at him before she shot him.
Brown was a key witness of the trial and said he never heard Guyger shout to Jean, who he ironically just met hours before Jean was killed. He said he heard what sounded like
“two people meeting by surprise.”
He couldn’t make out what they were saying but said he heard gunshots shortly after.
He also testified that he’s gone into the wrong apartment, thinking it was his own.
Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in jail, and Brown was tragically shot and killed just days later. He was shot in the back and leg while at South Side Flats apartments over the weekend. Witnesses flagged down police and he was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Sadly, he passed away while there. Witnesses also said they heard gunshots and spotted a silver four-door sedan speeding out of the area.
It’s not clear if his testimony is directly connected to the tragedy.
The mother of one of his three children, Téya Victor, has started a GoFundMe to assist with funeral costs. Victor is the mother of Brown’s 11-month-old son.
She raised a little over $100 of the $30,000 goal as of Monday morning (Oct. 7).
She’s also expressed her grief over Brown’s passing on social media.
She shared a video of Brown and the child together and said,
“He was a good father.”
She also revealed that Brown was killed just weeks before the child celebrated his first birthday.
“Keep our baby boy in your prayers please. WE NEED ANSWERS AND WE NEED JUSTICE!!!”
He was a good Father ? pic.twitter.com/4q2C9MxT49
— (Tay-Yuh) (@teyaaaaV) October 7, 2019
Prayers for all of the families involved!