A League City man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for stealing a gun and trying to shoot its owner during a drug deal.
Christian Tyler Brown, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery. His sentence was part of a plea agreement, Assistant District Attorney Anthony Smith said.
Texas City police arrested Brown in November 2016 after an investigation into a report of a robbery that September, records show.
The victim told police he had gone to buy narcotics from a man known as “T” and had taken his 9 mm Taurus handgun along, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The man known as “T,” later identified as Brown, noticed the gun while the two were meeting and asked to see it, according to the affidavit.
While Brown was looking at the gun, he put his car in drive and tried to leave, according to the affidavit.
The victim told police he jumped into the car and struggled with Brown over the gun until Brown pulled out a second handgun and aimed it at the back of his head, according to the affidavit.
Brown pulled the trigger, but the gun did not discharge, according to the affidavit.
The victim told police another man in the car had calmed Brown enough for him to escape, according to the affidavit.
The victim went into his mother’s house and told her to call the police and report the robbery, according to the affidavit.
Police later tracked cellphone numbers the victim provided to Brown and the victim identified him in a lineup, according to the affidavit.
Texas City police arrested Brown in October 2016 and seized the missing handgun, according to the affidavit. He was released, but was re-arrested a month later.
Brown told police during two interviews that another man he’d been with the night of the robbery had taken the gun and that man to whom the victim had owed money had taken it, according to the affidavit.
Texas City police tried but couldn’t substantiate those claims, according to the affidavit.