Brown was questioned by Butler County Sheriff’s detectives shortly after Chatman was found dead outside a car near the intersection of Eaton and Warwick roads about 6:40 p.m., according to court documents.
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Brown said he was a back seat passenger in a car driven by Chatman when Chatman stopped the vehicle “and demanded money from him and threatened to shoot him,” according to court documents obtained by the Journal-News.
“Mr. Brown stated he pulled a gun from his pants and shot Mr. Chatman several times,” Detective Ryan Hensley wrote in the court documents.
Detectives said Brown then disposed of the gun in a creek.
A 17-year-old boy is also charged with obstructing justice and tampering with evidence, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
Chatman’s death was ruled a homicide by the Butler County Coroner’s Office after an autopsy. He died of gunshot wounds, according to the coroner’s report.