TIMELINE: The Brandon Coleman Case
October 23, 2013 | 9:13 p.m. CDTDustin Deacon shot and killed Brandon Coleman on May 19. Since then the Coleman family has been vocal in their criticism of the Columbia Police Department’s handling of the case. On Wednesday, Boone County Prosecutor Dan Knight announced he would not charge Deacon in Coleman’s death, citing Missouri’s self-defense law.
CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this timeline about Brandon Coleman, The Missourian stated erroneously that Dustin Deacon shot Coleman four times. Dustin Deacon fired the gun four times, but hit Coleman three times. An unidentified juvenile female was also present throughout the course of events.
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