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Black mom shot outside upscale Atlanta mall

 

Danny Wray Brown, triggerman

Danny Wray Brown, triggerman

Violet Lambert, a 55-year- old black mother, was shot at least once in the eye, outside Macy’s department store at Atlanta’s Cumberland Mall on Monday, according to Cobb County, Ga., police.

Police say triggerman Danny Ray Brown, 59, shot multiple times at a good Samaritan running to help Lambert, before calmly leaving the scene.

Witnesses state that Lambert and Brown were arguing moments before the shooting and in statements described Brown as calm and that it “looked like something he did every day” according to multiple sources.

Brown and the vehicle he was driving were tracked to East Point, Ga., a predominately black city in the metro Atlanta area 15 miles away.

At some point Brown called the victim’s son and said, “’I messed up. I just shot your momma.” He also stated that he was going to kill himself. Detectives found Brown with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Brown was a janitor and worked with Lambert at Friendship Tower Apartments in Atlanta.

According to a family friend, Kim Monroe, Brown had romantic feelings for the victim but his romantic advances were never returned and Brown found out she was seeing another man.

 


7 Comments

  1. soisaid on April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am

    smh… glad they caught the s.o.b

  2. Smh on April 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Since whe is Cumberland an upscale mall? Really? Also why does it matter that East Point is a predominantly black neighborhood?

    • Stayce~Michelle on April 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      RIGHT?!?! I was going to say the same thing. Rolling Out needs to do better than this…with all this labeling….

  3. TJ on April 23, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Why does she have to be a “black mom”?

  4. kelly on April 23, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    i dont like THAT STATMENT ABOUT IT BEING A PREDOMINANTLY BLACK CITY I QUEST DALLAS TX IS A PREDOMINANTLY MEXICAN CITY .LOL .. OR FLORIDA A PREDOMINANTLY LATINA CITY …. WOW WE PUT RACIST LABELS ON EVERYTHING NOW DAYS .. WHY ITS GOTTA BE PREDOMINANT WHEN WHITES DO LIVE THERE ITS JUST A DAM CITY … REGARDLESS DOES THAT MAKE ATLANTA A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE CITY? IF SO WHITES WILL BE FEEING BY THE DOZENS NEXT WEEK IF CNN SAID THAT

  5. kelly on April 23, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    THAT DUDE LOOKS OLD UGLY AND DANGEROUS .. .HE GOT A LOT OF NERVE SHOOTING SOMEONE CAUSE THEY DONT WANT HIM .. THIS LADY .. probably played with his money or his mind ..you have to let crazy folks go … lettum gooooo its not worth it … they think they got you make it clear its over dont meet someone and say its over get it over before you bring someone else .. cause that person can be the victim .. . do you remember th indian woman who married the guy and left her ex and he come to the wedding a shot her in the face or chest …// it was so horrific

  6. Stayce~Michelle on April 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Well I take the time to read Rolling Out Magazine which their employers are predominantly black and the CEO is a black man…