Who is Isaiah Brown?
Isaiah Brown is an unarmed Black man who was shot 10 times by a Sheriff’s deputy, a White police officer. outside his home. According to NBC 4, the officer started shooting at Isaiah L Brown on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, shortly after giving him a ride home.
Brown’s siblings believe that their brother was shot at by the deputy ‘for no reason.
Justice for Isiah.
The pressure for Labravia Jenkins, Spotslyvania Sheriff Department, and VPD is on. Yesterday, Virginia State Police confirmed Isaiah Brown was unarmed at the time he was approached ane shot by an officer. disgusting and further proves what we already know. pic.twitter.com/PJZeOVj8bR
— FXBG Activists, Allies, and Change (@fxbgaac) April 24, 2021
How old is Isaiah Brown?
Isaiah Brown, of Spotsylvania, is 32 years old as of the year 2021.
Isaiah Brown Shooting
The entire incident started around 2:30 am on April 21 morning when Brown’s car broke down at a gas station on Route 34. At that time, the Sheriff’s deputy found him stranded and offered him a ride home. After the cop escorted Brown safely to his house, he assured his brother Tazmon Brown that Isaiah was not in any trouble. “He was like, ‘Your brother is fine. He’s not in trouble. His car broke down and I gave him a ride,” Tazmon Brown told NBC 4.
However, it appears that the same officer returned to Brown’s house shortly after, responding to his 911 call about a domestic issue. Brown allegedly had a dispute with his brother Tazmon when wanted a lift back to his car before it got towed.
He called 911 seeking police intervention in their domestic problem.
At this time, the same deputy responded to the call, who had earlier given Brown the ride home. He categorized the issue as a domestic disturbance. Around 3:30 am, the deputy reportedly started shooting at Brown after shouting ‘Hands Up’ at him.
Isaiah Brown Shot
“I’m just still trying to figure out where he felt the threat at, to feel the need to shoot,” his sister Yolanda Brown said. After shooting him, it was the same deputy officer who provided medical assistance and performed CPR on Brown, according to officials.
The exact cause of the shooting is yet to be revealed. Mystery persists as the bodycam footage of the incident had not been released.
“Isaiah was on the phone with 911 at the time of the shooting and the officer mistook a cordless house phone for a gun. There is no indication that Isaiah did anything other than comply with dispatch’s orders and raised his hands with the phone in his hand as instructed.
Isaiah Brown Spotsylvania
“The sheriff’s deputy attempted to verbally engage Brown, and it was during this encounter that the deputy discharged his service weapon. Brown was shot, and the deputy immediately rendered medical aid. Brown was transported to Mary Washington Hospital, where he is still being treated for serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries,” stated Virginia State Police spokesperson Sergeant Brent Coffey.
State police said Brown was unarmed when the shooting occurred.
“Isaiah is now fighting for his life as a result of these completely avoidable errors by the deputy and dispatch.”