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'This Was An Assassination': 2 Brothers Wanted In Shooting Death Of Man Over Basketball Game

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — An arrest warrant has been issued for two men in connection to the shooting death of a man in West Chester earlier this week.

It happened near the 200 block of East Market Street on Tuesday night.

According to the Chester County District Attorney's Office, 26-year-old Eric Brown suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.

"Tonight we are remembering and honoring all of the homicide victims in Chester County and we are announcing one more family, one more person who has been added to the role of people killed in Chester County," said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan during a memorial service on Thursday night for victims killed by homicides.

Brown's cousin tells CBS3 that after a basketball game he got into a fight with a few people from the opposing team. He was able to escape, running into the Star Social Club on East Market Street, but then the men chased after him. One man then took out a gun and fired, killing Brown, said the family member.


Eric Brown
Photo of victim Eric Brown. (credit: CBS3)

"He ran around the bar twice and that's when they shot him in the chest," the cousin said. "From what I heard it was over a basketball game."

"The victim did everything he can to try to save himself here but this was a totally senseless murder. This was an assassination," Hogan said.

Authorities say Tyrell Jacobs and Tim "TJ" Jacobs are wanted in Brown's murder.

Tyrell Jacobs and Tim "TJ" Jacobs
LEFT: Timothy Jacobs | RIGHT: Tyrell Jacobs Credit: Chester County District Attorney's Office

Both men are at large and are believed to be armed and dangerous.

"They're hurting not only the person that they murder, but they're hurting other family members and it needs to stop," said Sherry Davis, who knows the Brown family.

She also knows the pain they endure after losing her own son, 29-year-old Alex Davis six years ago. Her son's case remains unsolved.

The Jacobs brothers are facing charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy and other related offenses.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 610-696-2700.

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