The Raleigh News & Observer reports:
The district attorney for Pasquotank County will not bring criminal charges against sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, a move likely to increase tension and protest over police violence.
Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble [photo] announced the news while discussing the state’s investigation at a press conference in the county’s public safety building Tuesday.
Brown died after being shot by sheriff’s deputies who came to his house to serve arrest and search warrants related to drug charges. A private autopsy commissioned by Brown’s family showed he was hit by at least five bullets, with the fatal wound from a shot into the back of his head.
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Andrew Brown Jr. was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies who came to his house to serve warrants, prompting outcry and peaceful protests in the small North Carolina town over several days. https://t.co/bGjYXVHkxR
— The News & Observer (@newsobserver) May 18, 2021
A Black councilman protested Andrew Brown Jr. shooting. Police urinated on his property to retaliate, he says. https://t.co/wo9otL94EF
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 18, 2021
BREAKING: A North Carolina district attorney says the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man killed by deputies, was justified. Lawyers for Brown’s family says body camera footage shows Brown was not armed and that he didn’t pose a threat to deputies. https://t.co/L9mG09Pmvq
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 18, 2021