ANDREW Brown Jr died from a gunshot wound to the back of his head, an autopsy released Thursday reveals.
The state medical examiner’s report lists the 42-year-old’s cause of death as homicide after his family called the fatal shooting an “execution” by police.
Andrew Brown died from a gunshot to the back of his head, an autopsy released Wednesday reveals[/caption]
The state medical examiner’s report lists the 42-year-old’s cause of death as homicide after his family called the fatal shooting an ‘execution’ by police[/caption]
An independent report carried out by Brown’s family said he had been shot five times with four wounds to the right arm and one to the head.
The state’s report lists just one other gunshot wound to Brown’s arm. It details bullet holes in his vehicle.
Brown’s time of death is listed as 8.33am on April 21 – just minutes after police arrived on the scene – with the report noting that medical aid was given.
A toxicology report noted methamphetamine in Brown’s system but it was a “low” level and “likely did not play a role in Brown’s cause or manner of death.”
Brown’s time of death is listed as 8:33am – just minutes after police arrived on the scene – with the report noting that medical aid was given[/caption]
The report adds: “Crew members noted a significant amount of blood near Brown.
“Upon assessment, he was noted to have what were believed to be gunshot wounds of the head. Injuries were felt to be non-survivable and he was pronounced dead at the scene.”
District Attorney Andrew Womble said last month that no charges will be filed against the police officers involved in the shooting.
Womble argued that the force used against Brown, who was accused of selling drugs, was justified.
Brown’s family called that decision an “insult and a slap in the face.” The shooting sparked protests across the city.
After the autopsy was released, attorney’s for Brown’s family released a statement.
An independent report carried out by Brown’s family said he had been shot five times with four wounds to the right arm and one to the head[/caption]
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump said Thursday: “The autopsy results 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 false narrative that DA Womble has attempted to weave is completely discredited by this autopsy report.
“While we are not surprised by the findings, we are both astounded and disgusted that the authorities in this case didn’t even have the decency to share these results with the family – we were alerted of their release by the media.
“Every single opportunity DA Womble has had to do the right thing, he’s taken the route of cowardice and deceit. Shame on him.
“Despite law enforcement’s and the district attorney’s best efforts to hide the facts in this case, and paint Andrew as a villain, we are confident that the truth will be revealed and justice will prevail.
“We will continue to demand release of video footage from the day Andrew was killed, and we won’t stop fighting for transparency and accountability from law enforcement and the district attorney.
“From what we’ve seen thus far from both parties, we have a long way to go.”
Father-of-ten Brown Jr. was shot and killed by police officers while at the wheel of his car in his driveway in Elizabeth City, North Carolina in April[/caption]
Andrew Brown Jr.’s son Khalil Ferebee, speaks during the funeral for his father in May[/caption]
Two officers have since returned to work; one has resigned, ABC reports.
Father-of-ten Brown Jr. was shot and killed by police officers while at the wheel of his car in his driveway in Elizabeth City, North Carolina in April.
Deputies had been serving drug-related search and arrest warrants at the time of the shooting. He reportedly died with a bag of “off white rock-like substance” in his mouth – which cops believe was crystal meth.
The district attorney confirmed that there were 14 shell casings were found at the scene – nine from a Glock and five from an automatic rifle.
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Body cam footage showed that seven officers approached Brown, a black man, in his car and Womble argues that he had resisted commands and driven towards one of the officers.
Brown’s family responds to these claims by saying “Not only was the car moving away from officers, but four of them did not fire their weapons – clearly they did not feel that their lives were endangered,” referring to the fact that four officers did not fire on the scene.
“And the bottom line is that Andrew was killed by a shot to the back of the head,” they continued.