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Examiner Rules A Brooklyn Man Left Paralyzed By A Cop's Bullet 28 Years Ago Was Murdered

Brian Evans was left wheelchair-bound after being shot by an off-duty cop in 1989. After he died from kidney failure, an examiner ruled his death a homicide. 

A Brooklyn man who was shot by an off-duty cop and left paralyzed more than 25 years ago died earlier this month from kidney failure. However, the medical examiner has ruled the man's death a homicide. Brian Evans, died July 11, yet his autopsy results showed his kidney failure was due to complications stemming from the bullet still inside him.

Evans's ex-wife, Theresa Johnson, was shocked and a little confused when she learned the 46-year-old's death was considered a murder.

"I just figured this out Thursday,” Johnson told the Daily News. “I literally was sobbing to myself. The death certificate said homicide. “I was like, ‘Homicide? What does homicide have to do with his organs being shut down?’ ”

Details on the night in question are limited. According to police sources, Evans was charged with attempted murder following an altercation that took place on Hull Street, near Mother Gaston Boulevard, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.

Johnson remembers Evans telling her that tempers flared with someone he didn't know was law enforcement.“He got into an altercation, he didn’t know that [it was an off-duty cop],” Johnson said. “He said he had an argument with somebody, he threatened the guy, and then he went to turn [when he got shot]. The off-duty cop was telling him to stop.”

The 1989 shooting left Evans wheelchair-bound, but Johnson says it didn't stop him from living a full life. “He lived his life probably better than me or you. He was outgoing, a party animal, loved to get his family together. Sharp as a tack. Sharp," she recalls. "The bullet was still in him. Sometimes he would say, ‘I feel it here, I feel it there.’ ”

Although Johnson says Evans was a relatively healthy man a few years before his death, he had one of his legs amputated after developing an infection.“He wasn’t a sick man until we just found out about his kidneys,” Johnson said. “But they never said it was due to the gunshot wound."

The medical examiner notified the NYPD of its ruling, but an arrest has not yet been made.

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Just weeks after Megan Thee Stallion was seen with Jay-Z in New York, the breakout Houston rapper has announced her affiliation with Roc Nation.

"I would like to announce that I am officially apart of the @rocnation fam," she said Friday (Sept. 13) with a photo of her and Mr. Carter. "The grind don’t stop!" The rapper has had quite the summer thanks to the release of her recent project, Fever along with monster singles "Hot Girl Summer" with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign as well as "Cash Shit" with DaBaby.

In addition to her climb to the Billboard charts (both singles made the Hot 100 chart), the rapper made a splash at New York Fashion Week with hangouts with Anna Wintour and a performance at Rihanna's Diamond Ball.

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Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday afternoon (Sept. 13) to 14 days in prison, CNN reports. Judge Indira Talwani also tacked a $30,000 fine and 250 hours of community service onto Huffman's sentence. Additionally, she faces one year of supervised release.

“I am deeply ashamed of what I have done,” Huffman reportedly said to the judge. “At the end of the day I had a choice to make. I could have said 'no.'”

The 56-year-old also shared a conversation she had with her daughter concerning the college admission scandal. Huffman revealed that her daughter said, “I don’t know who you are anymore mom? Why didn’t you think I could do it on my own?” Huffman's child with actor William H. Macy has a learning disability, which prompted Huffman to engage in the scam in an effort to allot more time for her to take the SATs.

“I felt an urgency which built to a sense of panic that there was this huge obstacle in the way that needed to be fixed for my daughter’s sake,” she wrote in a previous statement. “As warped as this sounds now, I honestly began to feel that maybe I would be a bad mother if I didn’t do what Mr. Singer was suggesting.”

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