A 23-year-old Seat Pleasant man was shot and killed at his home Tuesday night following a home invasion, and police are investigating whether he was targeted because of his side job.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., Prince George's County Police found Michael Nolan Brown unresponsive inside of his home in the 600 block of Cabin Branch Drive.
A preliminary investigation reveals at least two people forced their way into Brown's home at gunpoint and demanded money.
Brown apparently fought them trying to protect his girlfriend and their child, News4's Jackie Bensen reported. They were not physically harmed.
Brown served a year in the military in Afghanistan and was going to school to be a medical technician. In the meantime, he was making a little money doing tattoos out of his home.
Police are investigating if that side job had anything to do with the attack.
His grandmother, Crystal Adams, who lives next door, told Bensen Nolan's death following the death of his 6-week-old daughter about two months ago is almost too much for one family to bear.
If you have any information on this crime, call Prince George's County Police Department at 301-772-4925 or 1-866-411-TIPS.