Andrew Brown Jr., an unarmed Black man fatally shot in April by Elizabeth City, North Carolina sheriff’s deputies, died from a “penetrating gunshot wound of the head,” in line with post-mortem outcomes launched Thursday (June 10).
The Associated Press reviews that Brown, 42, was additionally shot in the fitting arm and suffered lacerations and different wounds. Low ranges of methamphetamine have been present in his bloodstream, nonetheless the post-mortem instructed it “likely did not play a role in Mr. Brown’s cause or manner of death,” which was murder.
Outside of the way through which Brown died, there have been few new particulars coming from the post-mortem report. Since the taking pictures, members of the Elizabeth City neighborhood have marched in protest of Brown Jr.’s loss of life and are calling for police reform.
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Brown was shot and killed by deputies whereas they executed a search warrant on April 21. Witnesses say Brown was driving away on the time and deputies fired a number of rounds, killing him.
Seven deputies have been positioned on administrative depart and three others resigned as a result of what occurred. The three who left their jobs weren’t straight concerned within the taking pictures, says Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten, in line with native station WAVY.
Family legal professional Chantel Cherry-Lassiter advised reporters after the incident that photographs have been heard from the moment the clip began with Brown’s automobile in his driveway and his palms on the steering wheel.
Cherry-Lassiter mentioned Brown didn’t attempt to again away till after deputies ran as much as his automobile and commenced taking pictures, and he didn’t pose a risk to deputies. “He finally decides to try to get away and he backs out, not toward officers at all,” Cherry-Lassiter mentioned.
Last week, one of many deputies who fired his gun at Brown handed in his resignation final week, the AP reviews. An FBI probe into the taking pictures is ongoing.