Overview of Marcus Brown
Marcus Lynn Brown was born in Pascagoula, MS, on Nov. 5, 1986. He was born into a large family that often faced hard times.
When Marcus was seven, the family moved to White Castle, LA. His mother developed a brain tumor, which was successfully removed soon after their move. However, she was never the same after that and passed away in 2009.
Two years after his mother's passing, Marcus moved to New Orleans. He never had a permanent home address and often stayed at motels, lakes, or couchsurfed with friends. Marcus' friend, Richard Bell, stated that Marcus struggled and often seemed sad. He also shared how, six months before Marcus' death, he told him he wanted to be buried next to his mother if anything ever happened to him. A few months later, he gave Richard his sister's telephone number and told him to call her if anything should happen. Then, a week before his death, he told Richard how he feared for his life and felt like someone was watching or following him, but he never said why.
Richard gave Marcus $100 and told him to leave town and visit his family in Mississippi. However, Marcus didn't go.
Marcus' sister also told how he mentioned to her that he wanted to move out of New Orleans due to all of the murders and stated that he didn't feel safe.
There are conflicting accounts about what exactly happened on that fateful night when Marcus was shot and killed. But what we do know is that on Thursday, May 19, 2016, Marcus went to work at his job at Church's Chicken in Gentilly.
One account says that just before midnight, Marcus stepped outside to speak to an unknown male. According to reports, the suspect was dressed in a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and tightened against his face.
Another account says that Marcus was leaving work for the night. When he walked outside, someone suddenly appeared in the parking lot and opened fire, striking Marcus several times.
Investigators are still looking for possible suspects and motives, and no arrests have been made. This case is still open.