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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kamala Harris Demand Justice for Joshua Brown’s Murder: ‘We Must Get to the Bottom of This’

Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and two 2020 presidential candidates on Sunday demanded authorities examine and convey justice for the homicide of Joshua Brown, who was shot to loss of life over the weekend simply days after he was a key witness within the homicide path of a former Dallas police officer.

Brown was shot to loss of life at his condominium advanced on Friday, in line with a spokesperson for Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot. His killing got here 10 days after he testified within the homicide path of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger. Authorities haven’t but confirmed a hyperlink between Brown’s loss of life and his look in Guyger’s trial.

“Just after we caught a glimpse of justice for Botham Jean, a lot of it feels stolen again with the homicide of Joshua Brown, a key witness within the case,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Sunday. “My heart breaks for his family and for everyone touched by this tragedy. We must get to the bottom of this injustice.”

Senator Kamala Harris and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, each 2020 hopefuls, additionally mourned Brown’s loss of life and known as for authorities to analyze the incident.

“Joshua Brown’s selflessness and courage brought some justice for his neighbor Botham Jean. We grieve again learning of Joshua’s murder,” Harris tweeted. “I pray for his family, his community, and all those impacted by this tragedy. We demand answers.”

“Joshua Brown bravely stood up to injustice and helped put Amber Guyger behind bars. Three days later, he was murdered by an unknown assailant,” Castro added. “We grieve with his family and friends, and demand a transparent investigation the people of Dallas can trust.”

At round 10:30 p.m. native time, witnesses alerted Dallas cops to Brown’s physique, which was within the parking zone of his condominium advanced. After discovering a number of gunshot wounds on his physique, authorities instantly transported Brown to Parkland Memorial Hospital, the place he later died from his accidents.

According to CNN, witnesses informed authorities they heard pictures fired earlier than then seeing a silver sedan velocity out of the parking zone.

Brown “was ambushed at his apartment complex as he got out of his car and (was) shot at close range,” legal professional Lee Merritt mentioned in a Facebook post on Saturday evening. “His mother asked that I do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of his murder. She suspects foul play and it is difficult to rule it out.”

Merritt additionally claimed {that a} health worker confirmed that Brown was “shot in his mouth and his chest.” A day later, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins clarified on Twitter that Brown “was not shot in the mouth or head but was shot more than one time.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kamala Harris Demand Justice for Joshua Brown's Murder: 'We Must Get to the Bottom of This'
File photograph: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrives at a House Financial Services Committee listening to on Capitol Hill July 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty

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