A police officer in the Dallas suburb of Lancaster and two other men, including a son of Dallas Police Chief David Brown, were fatally shot last night at an apartment complex, reports the Dallas Morning News. The 37-year-old Lancaster officer was responding to a report of a shooting.
In 2003, David Brown Jr. was arrested on suspicion of selling marijuana. The chief said earlier this year that he was proud of the way his son, also a father, grew after the incident. For Brown, the death of his only son on Father's Day is the latest in a line of personal tragedies. In 1988, his police academy classmate and former partner Walter Williams was fatally shot in the line of duty. Three years later, his younger brother, Kelvin Brown, was killed in the Phoenix area by drug dealers.