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Aspiring Rap Artist Slain; Suspects Sought in Joshua Brown Murder
By Sentinel News Service
Published May 29, 2015

Aspiring rapt artist Joshua Cornell Brown thought he had put his gang past behind him.

The 30, year old gave birth to a daughter and had begin focusing on his Bird Gang Federation music label.

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However, on Sunday May 24, the day before Memorial Day, he was walking with a female friend just after 7p.m. when he encountered gang members which separated his past affiliation by a mere block.

They asked what set he was from and he reportedly said that he was not active in a gang.

Brown was subsequently shot an estimated 15-30 times in the 100 block of West 84th Street and Main St. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family is outranged that the suspect or suspects have not been apprehended, although they have reportedly been identified.

“We know the police know who did this,” said one family member who did not want to be identified.

The relative called the killing senseless and is praying for the capture of the suspect (s).

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In the meantime the Brown are having family cook-offs and are attempting to raise the money for his funeral service. He was a graduate of Fremont High School in Los Angeles.

It is a plight that is all too familiar in the Black community, but one fraught with anguish and pain.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Brown and another person were standing on the southwest corner of West 84th and South Main streets shortly after 7 p.m. when they was confronted by two black men, said LAPD Det. Dave Garrido.

One of the men pulled out a gun and began shooting, then both of the men fled in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD’s Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

 

 

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