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Autopsy Results Show That Andrew Brown Jr. Died As A Result Of A Gunshot Wound To The Back Of The Head.
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Autopsy Results Show That Andrew Brown Jr. Died As A Result Of A Gunshot Wound To The Back Of The Head.


The death of Andrew Brown Jr., who was killed by a gunshot to the back of the head by police, was ruled a homicide by a North Carolina state medical examiner's report.

Brown, who is Black, was killed on April 21 in Elizabeth City during a drug-related search warrant. Body camera footage shows Brown reversing his car before driving forward as he attempts to flee, and officers firing at his vehicle, killing him.

The state's autopsy results, released Thursday, confirm Brown was killed by police minutes after they arrived, and an independent autopsy commissioned by Brown's family in April confirmed Brown was shot in the back of the head as he attempted to flee.

Brown's family called the killing an "execution," but Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble said last month that three officers involved in Brown's death "reasonably believed" that deadly force was justified, though no charges were filed against them.

“Mr. Brown’s death, while tragic, was justified,” Womble said at a press conference in May. “Mr. Brown’s actions caused three deputies with the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others.”

Two of the officers involved in the shooting have returned to work, while a third has resigned from the force.

The FBI has opened its own civil rights investigation into the shooting, which is still ongoing.

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