UPDATE: Man charged with manslaughter after shooting brother in the head

Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 11:26 AM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A man is facing manslaughter charges after killing his brother.

According to Gainesville Police, 34-year-old Robert Brown shot his brother, Daniel Brown, in the head after his brother asked him to do so. Police say Daniel Brown told Robert Brown and another roommate that he wanted to die and asked the brother to kill him.

Daniel Brown died from his injuries and Robert Brown’s charges were upgraded from aggravated battery to manslaughter.

“Really just a tragic incident,” said GPD Public Information Officer Graham Glover. “I think highlighting the need for continued support of mental health programs, mental health providers and ensuring that people who are suffering from suicidal ideations have adequate resources to handle these cases. We pray for their family and just very sad that something like this happened.”

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