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Crime Andrew Brown Jr. shot in back of the head, state autopsy says

02:50  11 june  2021
02:50  11 june  2021 Source:   cbsnews.com

Andrew Brown Was Shot in Back of Head, Autopsy Shows, Which Family Says Proves He Posed No Threat

  Andrew Brown Was Shot in Back of Head, Autopsy Shows, Which Family Says Proves He Posed No Threat "We won't stop fighting for transparency and accountability from law enforcement and the district attorney," Brown's family says in a statementThe autopsy report, which was obtained by CBS News, says that Brown's cause of death was a "penetrating gunshot wound of the head." The manner of death was ruled a homicide. While the autopsy found a small amount of methamphetamine in Brown's system, the medical examiner said that the drug "likely did not play a role in Mr. Brown's cause or manner of death.

PASQUOTANK COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The state autopsy of Andrew Brown Jr . confirms his cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head . According to the autopsy from the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office, another significant condition includes a gunshot wound on the upper part of Brown ’s right arm. According to the medical examiners, they believe the level of methamphetamine is low and likely did not play a role in Brown ’s cause or manner of death. An independent autopsy from the family’s pathologist said Brown was shot five times, with the fatal one on the back of the head .

Andrew Brown Jr . was fatally shot by a Pasquotank County sheriff's deputy on April 21 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Brown was killed by a sheriff's deputy in a shooting in April. The state report matches up with findings from an independent autopsy commissioned by Brown 's family.

Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man who was fatally shot by North Carolina deputies in April, died of a gunshot wound to the back of his head, according to a state autopsy report released Thursday. The autopsy, which confirms the major findings of a previous autopsy commissioned by Brown's family, is fueling new calls for the release of the full body camera footage of the altercation.

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Brown was killed in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, after sheriff's deputies who were serving felony warrants and a search warrant surrounded his car. A brief video of the shooting, released in May, shows the car backing away as officers try to gather around it before Brown turns left in an apparent attempt to drive away between the officers. Deputies fired a total of 14 shots, and the car crashed soon after.

Autopsy: Andrew Brown Jr. died from gunshot wound to head

  Autopsy: Andrew Brown Jr. died from gunshot wound to head ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The unarmed Black man who was fatally shot in April by sheriff's deputies in North Carolina died from a “penetrating gunshot wound of the head,” according to the official autopsy results released Thursday. Andrew Brown Jr. also was shot in the right arm and suffered lacerations and other wounds to his right thigh, right arm and upper back. He had a low level of methamphetamine in his bloodstream. But it “likely did not play a role in Mr. Brown’s cause or manner of death,” which was homicide, the report said.

NOW: Andrew Brown Jr ’s family attorney says a private autopsy shows deputies fired “a kill shot to the back of the head .” Adds the county has not released documents related to the shooting pic.twitter.com/77hrhUm3gT. The family has complained they were only shown a 20-second clip of the entire body-cam video and lamented that shots were clearly being fired already at the point where the camera footage began. The dead man was already in his car with his hands on the steering wheel, the footage showed, raising questions as to the sequence of events.

Andrew Brown Jr . also was shot in the right arm and suffered lacerations and other wounds to his right thigh, right arm and upper back . He had a low level of methamphetamine in his bloodstream. But it “likely did not play a role in Mr. Brown ’s cause or manner of death,” which was homicide, the report said . Prosecutor Andrew Womble confirmed that finding at a news conference last month, during which he said the deputies were justified in shooting Brown . The state autopsy released Thursday said emergency medical providers were dispatched to the scene of the shooting at about 8:25 a.m

The 42-year-old's cause of death was determined to be a "penetrating gunshot wound of the head" and the manner of death was ruled a homicide, according to the report. Brown was also shot in the upper part of his right arm, according to the report. The autopsy found a small amount of methamphetamine in his system but said it "likely did not play a role in Mr. Brown's cause or manner of death."

In a statement, attorneys for Brown's family said the autopsy findings "prove what we've always known to be true: Pasquotank County deputies executed Andrew Brown Jr. with a kill shot to the back of the head." The Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

a man smiling for the camera: Andrew Brown Jr. / Credit: Martha McCullen © Provided by CBS News Andrew Brown Jr. / Credit: Martha McCullen

In May, District Attorney Andrew Womble said the deputies were justified in shooting Brown and that none of the officers would be charged in his death. While Womble acknowledged that Brown was unarmed, he said the deputies believed it was necessary to use deadly force because Brown was using his car as a "deadly weapon."

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Less than hour after an independent autopsy concluded that the man, Andrew Brown Jr ., 42, was killed by a bullet in the back of his head , the FBI announced that it was opening a federal civil rights investigation. Brown 's relatives question why Pasquotank County sheriff's deputies used deadly force while serving a warrant for his arrest on felony drug charges Wednesday. Hall's report confirmed the findings of a state death certificate that showed that Brown was shot five times: once in his head , once in his right shoulder, twice in his upper right arm and once more around his right elbow.

Andrew Brown Jr . also was shot in the right arm and suffered lacerations. He had a low level of methamphetamine in his bloodstream. But the report says it likely did not play a role in Brown ’s death. ELIZABETH CTIY, N.C. (AP) — The official autopsy of the unarmed Black man who was fatally shot in April by sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina says he died from a penetrating gunshot wound to the head . Andrew Brown Jr . also was shot in the right arm and suffered lacerations.

At the time, an attorney for the family said they planned to file a federal lawsuit. The family has called Brown's death an "execution" and said Brown posed no threat to officers. The FBI is also investigating the case.

"The most cowardly thing you can ever do is shoot a person from behind when they're not posing any threat of harm or violence to you," said family attorney Ben Crump.

Womble has said Brown's car made contact with officers before they opened fire. But Brown's family, which was permitted by the court to view approximately 18 minutes of the footage, said the footage shows Brown did not strike officers with his car before they started shooting.

"My father did not deserve to die at all," his son Jha'rod Ferebee told reporters after watching the footage. "He did not deserve to get killed in any way, shape or form. He did not pose any threat at all."

Brown's family and racial justice advocates have called for the release of the approximately two hours of body camera footage, which requires court approval under North Carolina law. But the judge in the case has said the video must not be shown to the public for at least 30 days to allow for an independent investigation into the matter.

Jeff Pegues contributed reporting.

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