Man Charged with Criminal Homicide for Overnight Beating Death Using a Fire Extinguisher
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Central Precinct detectives this morning charged Brandon Brown, 32, with criminal homicide for the overnight beating death of a 49-year-old blind homeless man inside a parking garage of the Music City Central bus station. Efforts are continuing to notify the victim’s family.
At 2 a.m., officers responded to a call at the bus station concerning Brown, who appeared to have been assaulted. He had a small laceration above his eye and blood on his white sweater. Brown did not provide any pertinent information on how his injury occurred. He was taken to General Hospital for treatment.
Later in the morning, a security staff member at the bus station found the victim beaten to death on the 5th floor of the parking garage. The weapon used was a fire extinguisher. When officers went to follow up with Brown, they learned that he had just been discharged from the hospital. North Precinct officers Joshua Green and Cory Fetner spotted Brown a short time later on foot near William Edmondson Park and 16th Avenue North where he was taken into custody. During an interview with Detective Leonard Peck, Brown implicated himself in the murder. The motive is unclear.
Brown’s bond is set at $1.2 million.