Murder victim's brother kills wrong man after internet rumors name suspect, Texas police say

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May 2 2021, Updated 3:17 p.m. ET

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A suspect gunned down an innocent man who was falsely identified as his brother's killer, according to police in Texas. 

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Camran Kashawn Collier, 19, was found shot to death in his Honda Accord in the 1100 block of Westlake Drive on April 22, DeSoto Police said. Witnesses reportedly told police that a passenger, who was said to be a young black male with short dreadlocks, fled the car moments after the shooting.

Three days later, Camran’s brother  —  Norman Christopher Collier IV, 22 — took matters into his own hands, and took the life of a man when he “mistakenly believed the internet rumors about the identity of his brother’s killer,” according to DeSoto police. He found the man he thought killed his brother at a balloon release memorial service honoring Camran.

Camran was a junior Olympic boxer, U.S. soldier and activist, according to the Dallas News

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Immediately following the ceremony, Kolby Marquise Graham, 20, of Lancaster, was shot in the head, according to DeSoto Police. Graham initially survived the shooting, but died several days later.

Officers charged Norman Collier in connection to Graham's death. 

“In response to the senseless killing of a person wrongly identified as murder suspect, DeSoto police is URGING citizens to use caution & common sense when posting information to social media. Please check veracity & source of any info related to police matters. It can save a life!”

DeSoto police charged Collier IV with capital murder. He is being held at the Dallas County Jail being on a $1 million bond.


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