There was a protest in progress on Lynch Street that day, and Law Enforcement were blocking the paths of protestors marching towards downtown Jackson, causing a standoff.
This is the vicinity of the standoff between law enforcement and protestors on the day Ben Brown was shot
As Ben and his friend passed through the crowd of protestors, bottles and rocks were being hurled at law enforcement
Law enforcement officers responded by firing warning shots into the air and into the crowd of protestors.
These shots wounded Benjamin and two other individuals in the area.
Benjamin's wounds were to his back and head.
Notes on Ben Brown by Coroner Thomas M. Davis
There was an outcry for justice for Ben Brown, with over 1000 people attending his funeral, there was an outcry for justice for the death of Ben Brown, but the case remained a cold case until 2001.
Welcome to the discussion of the story about the life and death of Benjamin Brown.
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