U.s. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips
U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips

Brown’s Sentencing

He was sentenced in federal court for unlawfully carrying ammunition after a shooting that resulted in the injury of multiple persons.

Dyqwon Deonte Brown, 28, of Kansas City, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison by Chief District Judge Beth Phillips.

As of Sept. 20, 2021, Brown admitted to being a felon in possession of ammunition and was sentenced to two years’ probation. His Facebook account was used extensively in the illicit trafficking of weapons, as evidenced by court papers, and he was charged as a result of this. When he was being treated for a gunshot wound in the hospital, he continued this behavior.

On April 21, 2019, Brown was brought to Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, with a gunshot wound to the leg. A Glock pistol magazine containing 10 rounds of ammo and one unloaded cartridge were discovered in Brown’s jeans pocket by hospital security officials. When police arrived at the scene, he refused to identify himself or offer any information about how or where the shooting occurred.

Brown was picked up by a gold Ford Fusion with black rims, according to surveillance video from the hospital. Kansas City police officers were rushed to the site of a gunshot at 2924 Mersington Ave., Kansas City, just before Brown was dropped off at the hospital. According to court filings, numerous innocent bystanders, including small children, were put in great risk during the shooting.

Witnesses told police that a gold Ford Fusion with black wheels was used by those engaged in the shooting. Witnesses also identified Brown as a participant in the shooting, and he was later recognized by police. Witnesses reported one of the gunmen wearing the same clothing that Brown was wearing when he arrived at the hospital.

When police arrived at the scene of the incident, they found a male and a woman with gunshot wounds to the head and arm, respectively. 9mm, 13.40-caliber, and 22 7.62×39 were found by officers during the search.

Using the vanity name “Hush Hoodstar,” Brown’s Facebook profile was examined by investigators. Brown goes by the stage name “Hush” when he performs his raps. Photos showing Brown with guns were uploaded on March 24 and April 6, 2019.  According to Brown’s Facebook posts, he was a major player in the illegal guns trade.

Despite the fact that he was a convicted criminal, Brown’s private Facebook communications reveal that he was purchasing, selling, and exchanging guns on a practically daily basis. When he sent these communications, Brown frequently included images of many guns he claimed to own at the time that was either for sale or trade at the time. I guess he never heard of using wickr or signal to conduct his business.

After the incident, on April 30, 2019, Brown shared a selfie of himself with bandages on his left hip or thigh, which was where he was shot. It was shown in court records that Brown had boasted online about the shooting and admitted to participating in the attack, which was vengeance for an assault rifle that had been taken from him.

Sarah Rasalam
Sarah Rasalam

To be in possession of any firearm or ammunition is forbidden under federal law for anybody who has been convicted of a felony. In addition to two past felony convictions for aggravated robbery, Brown has also been convicted of the unauthorized use of a weapon in the commission of a crime (carrying a concealed .40-caliber handgun).

Ashleigh A. Ragner, an assistant US attorney, and Sarah Rasalam, a special US attorney, handled the prosecution of this case. Kansas City, Missouri, police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives looked into the incident.

Source: KTTN