Brother: Killing spree suspect had drug problem

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Ali Karimi, at left beneath an American flag, stands in front of his convenience store, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Terrell, Texas. Authorities say five people were shot and killed, including a clerk at the store, by a single gunman in a shooting spree. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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TERRELL, Texas (AP) — The brother of man suspected of killing five people during a series of attacks in his North Texas community says that their mother and another relative were among the victims.

Terrence Walker told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his brother, 36-year-old Charles Everett Brownlow Jr., lived at their mother's home in Terrell. He says his brother struggles with drug addiction and that their mother always looked after him.

Walker says police called him at around 6 p.m. Monday to tell him his mother's house was on fire. He says he had to identify his mother's body and that an aunt of his was killed in one of the other attacks Monday night.

Police haven't disclosed the preliminary charges against Brownlow but say they suspect him in all five killings.

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