Browne was working installing floors and had attended pharmaceutical school. Browne’s girlfriend says the two were watching a movie together when Browne went outside after noticing a group of men trying to force themselves in the apartment.
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“He looked through the blinds before he went downstairs,” she said. “He said he saw two people running away. It sounded like someone was trying to break in. He went downstairs to check it out. I heard one gunshot.
“He came back upstairs and he was bleeding,” she said. “He looked at me and said, ‘Baby, I’ve been shot.’”
At that point, Juanita said, cops rushed into the apartment and one officer pointed a gun at her head and refused to help Browne.