UPDATE: May 18th,2021
According to District Attorney Andrew Womble, the shooting is deemed to be justified and there will be no charges filed against the officers involved.
ORIGINAL: April 27th, 2021
Wednesday morning a black man and resident in Elizabeth City, killed by a sheriff’s deputy while serving a warrant. Less than 24 hours after the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd and Ma’Khia Bryant who was shot by a cop in Columbus,Ohio.
The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Andrew Brown Jr. The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t identified the officer that opened fire on Brown.
It was reported that six to eight gunshots were heard, where Brown died on the scene. No word if he was the person receiving the warrant.
Reporter, Jason Marks on the scene, describes it as “very tense” and “lots of emotions”.
Pasquotank County Sheriff Tom Wooten II conducted a press conference for updates on the situation
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