Prosecutors Outline Case Against Shooting Suspect In Preliminary Hearing

Prosecutors laid out their case against 24-year-old Brandon Patterson Tuesday, and a judge decided his case will head to district court for trial.

Patterson faces charges for the June 12th shooting of 31-year-old Stephen Cabbell, wounded while mowing his lawn near North 42nd Street and Bedford Avenue.

In court Tuesday, prosecutors said Cabbell was mowing his girlfriend's lawn when Patterson allegedly came up to him, said "What's up, cuz?" and when Cabbell looked up, Patterson allegedly had a gun.

According to prosecutors, Cabbell began to run away and was shot several times in the leg.

Patterson's defense argued that the only information on the crime is based on the victim's testimony. Nothing else connects Patterson to the shooting, they argued; no weapon was found, no other witnesses came forward.

Prosecutors believed the motive for the shooting was that Cabbell and his brother were reportedly giving information to police on a different case.

Patterson was a victim of a shooting himself, he was shot outside the Passion Lounge back in December. Twenty-four-year-old Janee Hadan was killed as a result of the gunfire, and another person injured. The case remains unsolved.

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