Prosecutors Say Andrew Brown, Jr., Shooting Was Justified

(Elizabeth City, NC) — A North Carolina prosecutor says police deputies involved in the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. were “justified” in their use of deadly force. District Attorney Andrew Womble said Brown’s decision to flee quickly escalated the situation to an employment of force. He argued that shots were not fired until Brown’s vehicle moved forward as officers surrounded him on foot. Womble showed never-before-seen body cam footage to clearly illustrate that the officers’ use of deadly force was done “reasonably.”

Pasquotank County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Brown when he tried to drive away while they served a drug-related search and arrest warrant last month.