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Henry Adaso

Man Shot Over James Brown's Height

By January 12, 2007

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A 70-year old man shot his friend after the two got into a heated argument over the height of recently deceased Godfather of Soul James Brown, according to reports.

David James Brooks Jr., 62, walked into police station to complain that he had been shot and was quickly rushed to a hospital for treatment. The shooter, Dan Gulley, later turned himself in at the police station. Witnesses told police that after Gulley and Brooks' argument escalated, Gulley began shooting at Brooks, hitting him twice. Brooks, already wounded in the abdomen, went to his vehicle, got a gun and fired back at Gulley but missed.

Both men had been at a friend's house when they argued about just how tall James Brown was. Officers did not believe alcohol was a factor.

So exactly how tall was James Brown, who died of heart failure last Christmas? Well, at the risk of being riddled with bullets, the Godfather of Soul was 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) tall.

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January 12, 2007 at 9:59 pm
(1) Ivan says:

No! He was 5’5″!!!!!
Pop pop…….

January 12, 2007 at 11:01 pm
(2) Henry says:


You fell for my bait; I knew someone would try and spin a joke off that.

January 13, 2007 at 12:25 pm
(3) Mac T says:

This is why the USA is f**ked. The simple ability to have a gun on hand is just an excuse for crime and death. Its just to easy to have access to this sh*t. I say f*ck the second ammendment, maybe try focusing on social programs instead of funding programs to shoot yourselfs.

May 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm
(4) Tampa Blue says:

Good point! Why waste bullets shooting each other when we could shoot people like Mac T?


August 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm
(5) Rob says:

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