Tommy brown went across the street to his neighbors to ask him to stop shooting his gun while the kids were out playing basketball. A few minutes later John Hill crosses the street and shoots Tommy in the back, the boys run to get their mother who comes out the door and is shot twice by Hill. 911 calls record the son begging his mom to stay with him then asking if she is going to die. She says "I am.". It is heartbreaking.
Hill has a history of mental illness. What is even more tragic is that the neighbors were all aware, made sure that he was taken care of and that the kids did not go over and bother him.