According to authorities, a Black man named Andrew Brown was fatally shot by police in North Carolina while being served with a search warrant in his car.
Andrew Brown Jr was shot while attempting to flee on Wednesday morning, prompting state officials in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, to launch an investigation. According to a witness, deputies fired several shots at him, and his car skidded into a tree.
Mr. Brown was not armed, and the police did not say whether he posed a threat to the officers. The warrant’s existednce has not been revealed.
Another Black Man, Andrew Brown (40) was shot and killed this morning in North Carolina. Police were serving a search warrant. He was in his car and unarmed. Witnesses say they heard at least 6-8 shots. I really hope y’all understand what’s going on pic.twitter.com/sP1QmOdR4P
According to Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten, Andrew Brown Jr. was killed early Wednesday morning in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. According to him, the deputy was carrying out a search warrant and has since been placed on leave pending an investigation.
Demetria Williams, a neighbor on the same block, said, “When they opened the door he was already dead. He was slumped over.”
Sheriff Tommy Wooten II said at a press conference that the deputy who shot Mr. Brown was carrying an activated body camera at the time. The officer has been put on administrative leave awaiting the outcome of an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation.
Brown was fatally shot around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday while the deputy, who has not been named, was serving a search warrant at his rental home. Brown, according to a source, was attempting to flee.
Brown was known by his neighbors as Drew, according to Williams, and he wasn’t a violent guy. Williams said, “He wasn’t a threat to (officers). He was driving off even though he was trying to get away,”
WAVY-TV reported he had 10 children.
In Elizabeth City, NC, Daquil Alexander leads a memorial/protest after a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a black man, #AndrewBrown JR., in this neighborhood while carrying out a warrant this morning. pic.twitter.com/6aul5F0l4b