Maurice Brown and Justin Lambert

Maurice Brown, left, and Justin Lambert

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- Two suspects are locked up in Metro Jail, accused of threatening to harm police on the same day as a shootout between MPD officers and narcotics suspects.

That's according to court documents.

Justin Lambert, 19, and Maurice Brown, 21, are charged with making terrorist threats.

Brown made threats via Facebook Live, according to the court documents. “We are going to purge the police,” he said, according to the documents.

Lambert did the same on Facebook Live, the documents state. Waiving a pistol during the livestream, Lambert said, “Every tear I shed blood will be shed on police,” according to the court records.

Prosecutors say the Facebook Live was done a week ago, on Thursday, Aug. 8 -- the same day police say narcotics suspects Andrew Lee Mitchell and Johnny Vail were taken into custody after MPD officers came under fire in the RV Taylor community.

No officers or bystanders were harmed. Both suspects were wounded during the exchange of gunfire.

District Attorney Ashley Rich said two others were seen on the video and have been arrested on gun charges, as a result. Those people have been identified as Sanchez Russell and Michael Beard.

Rich said all 4 of the men were out on either parole or probation when the video was recorded.

"This is not a bunch of young adults being silly. Okay. This is engaging in adult criminal behavior. That's what this is, nothing more. They're not rapping," Rich said.

D.A. Rich said Thursday morning a judge increased Justin Lambert's bond for the terrorist charge from $3,000 to $30,000. His bond for the gun charge is $3,000 dollars.

Rich said Brown has a hold on him for one charge and no bond for the other because he violated his parole.

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Toi Thornton is a Reporter. His Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism comes from Dillard University in 2014 and his Master's degree in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University in 2016. He previously worked as the Fox anchor in Lafayette, LA.

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