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Andrew Brown Jr. was first shot by Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies through the windshield of his car Wednesday outside his Elizabeth City home, attorney Wayne Kendall told reporters at a press conference Tuesday.
Brown, who was unarmed, sustained four gunshot wounds to his right arm, which were glancing blows before he tried to flee in his car and turned across a vacant lot, Kendall said.
He was then shot in the back of the head, which was described Brown’s death certificate as a “penetrating wound to the skull,” Kendall said, citing an independent preliminary autopsy conducted Sunday.
Andrew Brown Jr. Age
Andrew Brown Jr. was 42 years old.
Andrew was shot and killed
Brown, 42, was shot and killed by Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies serving drug-related search and arrest warrants in Elizabeth City last week.
Protesters have demanded the video to be released publicly.
“There may potentially be a period of civil unrest within the city following the public release of that footage,” Mayor Bettie Parker acknowledged in the emergency declaration.
Monday’s developments may further stoke the furor about Brown’s death Wednesday, a day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder in last May’s killing of George Floyd, which sparked nationwide protests against racial inequality and police brutality.
Henry Daniels, also representing the Brown family, said Brown was shot in the back of the head. Attorney Chantel Cherry-Lassiter watched the 20-second clip with Brown’s relatives and said he kept his hands on the steering wheel and did not appear to be a threat to officers, who fired as he backed his vehicle out and tried to drive away.
Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten has said that multiple deputies fired shots. Seven deputies are on leave pending a probe by the State Bureau of Investigation.
“My dad got executed just by trying to save his own life,” said Khalil Ferebee, one of Brown’s seven children. “Those officers were in no harm of him at all.”
Daniels said the family was told they could see the video at 11:30 a.m. Monday, only to be told about an hour before that the video was being redacted and would not be available until later in the day. County Attorney R. Michael Cox said in a statement that state law allows for a blurring of faces to protect an active internal investigation, and “that process takes time.”
The lawyers said they wanted the raw video, not a redacted version.
In a video statement, Wooten said the footage only tells part of the story and that outside investigators are interviewing witnesses and gathering more information.
“This tragic incident was quick and over in less than 30 seconds,” Wooten said, “and body cameras are shaky and sometimes hard to decipher.”
Few details of the shooting have been released, although a first responder can be heard on dispatch audio saying, “Be advised EMS has one male, 42 years of age, gunshot to the back. The warrants Brown was being served say investigators used information from an informant, including recordings of drug buys, according to court documents released Monday.
Public release of the video, demanded by advocacy groups, requires court approval. Wooten’s office said Monday it has requested that approval has said he would seek that approval but not until he is assured by the State Bureau of Investigation that the release would not compromise its probe.
Griffin said that in an officer-involved shooting in Charlotte two years ago, it took three weeks for body camera footage to be legally released. Griffin said he hopes it doesn’t take that long this time but state law must be followed.
“The commissioners support Sheriff Wooten, who is trying to maintain public safety in our county while also being responsive to the needs of the Brown family and those concerned about this shooting,” Griffin said. “It’s easy to criticize and it’s hard to lead.”
Gov. Roy Cooper called the shooting “concerning” and urged the public release of the video “as quickly as possible.”
Elizabeth City, 60 miles south of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the county seat and home to fewer than 18,000 residents, about half of them Black.