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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Family mourns father of 2 fatally shot at Metairie bar

Michael Shawn Brown, 49, of Mandeville, was shot and killed May 25, 2019, at a Metairie bar. He leaves behind two daughters and other relatives.

Loved ones will gather Friday (May 31) and lay to rest Michael Shawn Brown, the Mandeville father of two gunned down inside a Metairie bar Saturday.

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“(He) was a caring, kind-hearted man that always took care of his family and friends,” Brown’s daughter, Kayla Brown, 22, wrote in a statement released Wednesday.

Michael Brown, 49, was shot during the early morning hours of May 25 at the Pair of Dice Lounge, a 24-hour bar located at 4520 South Interstate 10 Service Road Metairie, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. He died of a gunshot wound to the head following an argument with another patron, an employee has said.

The Sheriff’s Office has not yet arrested a suspect in the case.

Michael Brown was born in Boston, Mass., but graduated from high school in Arkansas, according to his former wife, Sandy Osman. Brown, who was also known by his middle name, Shawn, attended the University of Arkansas and made his way to the New Orleans area, where he attended the University of New Orleans.

The couple had two daughters, Kayla Brown, and Isabella, 17.

Of her father, Kayla Brown wrote:

“He loved having a good time and eating good food on the weekends. Shawn also cared for those in his church where he often volunteered in the children’s ministry, making the kids laugh and have a good time while learning the word of God. He was known for his hard-working mentality and being a very driven person and a leader. He was always laughing and making jokes, just to make others happy and smile. He will be sincerely missed by all who knew him.”

In addition to his daughters, Michael Brown is survived by his mother, Marcia Hunt, his father, Michael Brown, his stepmother, Renée Levine, his sister, Tiffany Gabbard, and his step-brother, Seth Levine.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 West 12st Ave., Covington. Visitation begins at noon. The interment will be private.

Anyone with information about the shooting death of Michael Shawn Brown or the suspect in the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office investigations bureau at 504.364.5300. The public can also call Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free at 877.903.7867. Callers do not have to give their names or testify and can earn a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an indictment.

Michael Shawn Brown, 49, of Mandeville, was shot and killed May 25, 2019, at a Metairie bar. He leaves behind two daughters and other relatives. (Brown family photograph/)

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