Bill Perkins, a friend of activist Shaun King and an energy trader, is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Joshua Brown’s murderer or murderers.
Brown, who was a key witness in Amber Guyger’s trial over the murder of Bothem Jean, was gunned down after he got out of his car late Friday (October 4).
Perkins took to Twitter just hours ago to explain why he wanted to offer the reward. “Every murder is sad,” he captioned his reposting of Shaun King’s promotion of his reward offer. “The particulars around this specific set of circumstances make it important that everyone learn why this happened irrespective of the outcome. Either way a killer needs to be caught & I wish in every case these resources could be brought to bear for justice.”
Currently, a motive or suspect’s identity is unknown by police.
Perkins, according to his bio, is the CEO of BrisaMax Holdings, a consulting firm based in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
On Friday night (October 4), Joshua Brown, the neighbor of Botham Jean and a key prosecution witness in the murder trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, was reportedly shot and killed in Dallas.
After shock and sadness, there has been a demand for action and justice. On Twitter, the hashtag #Justice4JoshuaBrown was created as many believe Brown’s murder was connected to Botham’s case, and there are calls for his murder to be investigated outside of the Dallas Police Department.
Others are reflecting on how Amber Guyger’s grief and tears during her sentencing could be weaponized by a potential suspect.
Lee Merritt, the family attorney for Botham Jean, has also provided some details about Joshua Brown’s death. See below:
Brown was reportedly found shot multiple times when officers arrived on the scene around 10:30 p.m. According to the Dallas Morning News, “several witnesses flagged down police and directed them to Brown's location. Police found him on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds.”
No suspect has been identified. We will keep you updated on any new details surrounding the tragic alleged murder.
See the tweets below demanding justice for Joshua Brown.