“However, not everybody agrees with that, including Hughes’ cousin Jermaine Brownlee.
He said he saw what happened.
“[Hughes] tried to put his gun up. By him trying to put his gun up, he shot himself in the leg. When the police heard the shot, the police got out of the car and ran around the building,” Brownlee said. “As soon as he ran around the back of this building here, I hear my cousin tell the police, ‘I’m shot.’ Police hit the corner and opened fire twice.”
Many residents who live nearby gave similar reports, but Hall said the eyewitnesses present at the scene contradict those statements.”