The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit is asking for the public's assistance regarding the murder of Joshua Xavier Brown, 28, who was shot and killed on October 4 at the Atera apartments located at 4606 Cedar Springs Rd.
Brown was a witness in the recent trial of former police officer Amber Guyger. He was a neighbor of Botham Jean, who Guyger shot in his apartment in September 2018.
At a DPD press conference on October 8, they identified three suspects: Thaddeous Charles Green, 22; Michael Diaz Mitchell, 32; and Jacquerious Mitchell, 20, will be charged with capital murder in Brown's shooting.
Assistant Chief Avery Moore said that the suspects came from Alexandria, Louisiana to purchase drugs from Brown.
The trio met Brown in the apartment parking lot. Green got out of the car and had a conversation with Brown, which escalated into a physical altercation.
According to Jacquerious Mitchell, whom the police have in custody, Brown shot him in chest, and Thaddeus shot Brown twice.
Michael Mitchell, who was the driver, brought Jacquerious to the hospital; he remains in police custody.
Police searched Brown’s apartment and found 12 pounds of marijuana, THC, and $4,000 in cash. They've issued warrants for Michael Mitchell and for Green.
Officer Moore also said that comments by community leaders have been incorrect and damaging to the city.
"There's been speculation and rumors shared that Brown's death was related to the Amber Guyger trial and somehow the DPD was responsible," Moore said. "That is simply not true and 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."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jacob White at 214-671-3690 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to case no. 202433-2019.