Shocking evidence revealed about the shooter who killed a paramedic responding to a 911 call.
On Monday a Dallas Paramedic by the name of William An was shot and killed by Derick Lamont Brown while responding to a 911 call from another gunshot victim. Turns out that Brown shot and killed his roommate before wounding another who was able to call 911. An arrived to help and was also shot by Brown before Brown decided to shoot himself. Brown has been revealed as the new leader of the Black Panthers.
Brown, 36, shot and killed his roommate Monday, then shot and critically wounded a neighbor. When 911 was called to help the injured neighbor, Brown opened fire on William An, the Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedic who had arrived to help. Brown was later found dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The suspect in the shooting of a Dallas paramedic was the national minister of defense for the New Black Panther Party and once served as the chairman of that organization. On Tuesday, the FBI confirmed it was investigating Brown before Monday’s shooting but will not say why there was an active investigation.
NBC 5 Investigates has learned Brown served as the national military commander for the New Black Panther Party, a group that’s been on the radar for federal and local law enforcement.
Videos and photos on Facebook highlight Brown’s role as a leader for the group, where he was also known as D.K. Egun Yomi or “Brotha DK.” In a 2014 video posted on YouTube, he’s seen marching with a rifle at a protest over the death of a black man in East Texas.
“Mr. Brown is well known to state and local law enforcement,” said Eric Jackson, special agent in charge of the FBI office in Dallas. Jackson would not provide details on the FBI’s investigation into Brown.
“Because of this being an open and active investigation we are not at liberty to discuss the nature of that investigation,” said Jackson.