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James Brown Family Member Killed, Sources Blame ‘Hit’ Admist Estate Battle

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James Brown Family Member Killed, Sources Blame ‘Hit’ Admist Estate Battle

James Brown’s son-in-law, Chip Lumar has been killed according to Atlanta news sources. Lumar, who went on record stating “There’s not a bone in my body that believes my father-in-law (James Brown) died from congestive heart failure,” was killed Wednesday night in the garage of his Buckhead home, just outside of Atlanta. Sources close to the case, which eerily occurred during a bitter estate battle, believe the killing was a hit. “I heard three gun shots, pow pow pow, really quickly and I jumped up,” said neighbor Michael Bang. “We ran down here and we saw gun shells on the ground and blood and we saw our neighbor drive off.” “When he drove up to park his car in the garage, he was confronted. An altercation of some sort took place. That’s when the victim was shot multiple times,” said Atlanta police Officer Eric Schwartz. The neighborhood where Lumar lived is a gated community. “I think it was somebody that knew him,” Schwartz said. Witnesses said after the gunman shot Lumar, it appeared the gunman was side-stepping away, as if he was looking to see if anyone was watching him. The witnesses said he then rounded a corner, possibly jumping a fence, and got into a car that was waiting for him. The witnesses said Lumar then got into a car and drove four miles to Northside Hospital, where he died. Lumar questioned Brown’s death because there was no autopsy. Lumar was married to Brown’s daughter, Yamma Brown Lumar, who had recently divorced him. Source: CBS 46/AJC/Access

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