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Hammet Brown

Hammet Brown in court
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Hammet Brown was convicted of first-degree murder on Monday in the shooting deaths of two people and wounding of two others during a June 2018 party in Bloomington.

Hammet Brown
Bloomington Police Department

“A developing, festering rivalry” led Hammet Brown to fire the bullets that killed two people and wounded two others at a June 2018 party, Brown’s lawyer said in closing remarks on Wednesday at Brown’s bench trial.

Hammet Brown
Bloomington Police Department

Hammet Brown acted in self-defense when he killed two people at a Bloomington party in 2018, according to opening remarks from his lawyer on Monday, the first day of his bench trial on murder charges.

Hammet Brown
Bloomington Police Department

Evidence that one of two victims of a June 2018 homicide was a gang member should be presented to the McLean County jury that will consider murder charges against the alleged assailant, according to arguments made in court Wednesday by the defendant’s lawyer.

Hammet Brown
Bloomington Police Department

Bloomington Police weren’t getting a lot of help from witnesses when they first arrived at the scene of a shooting outside an apartment building in east Bloomington.

Hammet Brown
Bloomington Police Department

The Bloomington man accused of fatally shooting two people and injuring two others made a brief appearance Wednesday in a McLean County courtroom.