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Man killed by police after shooting, explosion in Md. had carried gun and harassed community, neighbors say

Colin Campbell, Justin Fenton and Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun on

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In his decision to dismiss the suit in 2013, U.S. District Court Judge William Quarles Jr. wrote, “Brown’s videos of purported aerial surveillance by the FBI generally show only stars or other celestial bodies” and that Brown alleged in the videos that “the aircraft are pretending to be stars.”

On April 29, Brown made a post on Facebook that read, in part, “You’re not only searching my property you’re constantly attacking me. Many years ago I realized you were chemically attacking me to make me sleep, so you can freely search my home. For the past two years your chemical attacks has been constant.

“I own a quality constructed laptop bag that I hang from the ceiling at all times while I’m in my house because of your robotics that permanently occupies my dwelling. Your robotics has constantly attacked this bag not because its unable to access the locked zippers but due to its fear of being seen.”

Court records show peace orders were placed against him on March 29 and again on Wednesday.

Detola Laditan, whose parents have lived three doors down since 2005, said Brown had been “terrorizing the residents on the street” as long as they’ve lived there.

“Everybody knew something was going to happen,” said Laditan, who recalled Brown accusing him of spying on him. “Everybody lived in fear.”


Kweku Quansah, 51, said he heard an explosion and came outside to check what was going on. He said he saw his neighbor’s house on fire, then saw the gunman walking between cars firing shots.

“He was shooting toward us,” Quansah said. “And then I saw a lady on the ground. He turned and shot the lady again on the ground.”

Quansah said he has been a resident in the Parkview Crossing neighborhood for 23 years and said what took place Saturday morning was “not surprising” — it was just a matter of when.

“It was like a ticking bomb,” he said.


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