Lawyers for the family of a Black man killed by sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina during an attempted arrest said on Tuesday that an independent autopsy showed he died from a “kill shot” to his head as he tried to drive away.
Andrew Brown Jr., 42, was struck with multiple bullets in the arm before the fatal shot to his head, lawyers for the family told a news conference held to release the findings of an independent autopsy.
“To my pops, man. Yesterday, I said he was executed. This autopsy report showed me that was correct. Those three gunshots to the arm, that wasn’t enough? That wasn’t enough?” said Brown’s son, Khalil Ferebee.
The fatal shooting of Brown last Wednesday led to six straight nights of protests in Elizabeth City, a riverfront community near the Virginia border whose population of about 18,000 is roughly half Black.
The shooting occurred one day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, concluding a highly publicized trial that put a national spotlight on police violence against Black people.
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