Joshuia Brown, a member of the US World street gang in Columbus, Ohio, was convicted Monday on multiple federal charges including forcible assault on a federal officer with a deadly weapon for a 2022 incident where Brown shot multiple rounds at an FBI agent during a pursuit. The agent was not injured in the incident. Brown was also convicted on drug trafficking and weapons-related charges. Brown is scheduled for sentencing in January 2024, when he will face a sentence up to life in prison.
The case against Brown and co-defendant Jarvis Smith is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) national initiative, a collaboration across federal, state and local agencies with a stated aim of using research, data, and community collaboration to target violent crime.