24 Hour News 8 web staff - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) -- A Kent County jury has acquitted a man of the murder of his uncle, but did find him guilty of drug and weapons offenses.
Cavari Jamoul Brown, 23, was found not guilty Wednesday of open murder, felony murder and second-degree murder.
A jury did convict him of tampering with evidence, felony firearm, possession of illegal substances, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. He is a fourth-time habitual offender.
The murder charges were filed in connection to the death of Brown's uncle, Gregory Lee Rogers. Rogers, 35, died Nov. 27, 2016 of a gunshot wound after a shooting at a home on Grand Rapids' West Side.
Brown was charged with murder the following March, at which time he was already being held at the Kent County jail on other charges. Authorities say he was a member of the Bemis Boys street gang. He has previous drug and weapons convictions.
A court clerk told 24 Hour News 8 Wednesday that the jury decided the prosecution had not proved Brown shot his uncle.
Brown will be sentenced Feb. 26 for the evidence tampering, weapons and drug charges.**Correction: A previous version of this article stated Brown was 22. He is actually 23. The text has been updated. We regret the error.
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