Saturday, January 13, 2007


Man shoots friend in argument over height of late soul singer James Brown

`A man shot a friend when the two got into an argument over James Brown’s height, police said.

Dan Gulley Jr. was charged with assault in the shooting of David James Brooks Jr., police said. Officers said the men were at a friend’s home on Monday when, according to witnesses, the argument over the height of the late “Godfather of Soul” escalated, with Gulley, 70, shooting Brooks, 62, twice in the abdomen. [..]

Brown, who was known to wear lifts, died of heart failure Dec. 25 at age 73. Accounts of his height vary.’

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