NC Deputy Fatally Shoots Black Man While Executing Search Warrant

Henrietta Strickland
April 22, 2021

According to reports, a North Carolina deputy fatally shot a 40-year-old black man while executing an arrest warrant. There is now no word on why the search warrant was initially issued, and the officer who shot Brown hasn't had their identity disclosed.

At a brief afternoon news conference, Sheriff Tommy Wooten said there is footage from body-worn cameras but he has not yet viewed it.

The sheriff identified the man as Andrew Brown Jr. Court records show Brown was 42 years old and had a history of drug charges and a misdemeanour drug possession conviction. The local sheriff said deputies wore body cams and requested an independent investigation into the shooting. They said he lived nearby. The sheriff declined to say what the search warrant was for.

Elizabeth City police officers were not involved in the search warrant or the shooting.

After the meeting, several members spoke to an angry crowd gathered outside.

Wednesday's shooting came on the heels of another cop-involved shooting in OH as Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon was identified as the cop who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma'khia Bryant on Tuesday.

"I do believe in the coming days or coming hours that footage must be released", he told CNN.

He said he didn't know Brown but will call him a brother because what happened to Brown could have just as well happen to him.

People gather outside the municipal building after at least one Pasquotank County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Black man while executing a search warrant the sheriff's office said Wednesday
A car that was damaged in a police involved shooting is removed from the scene

"My anger right now". She said officers tried to perform chest compressions on him. "We're not getting out due processes". Some in the crowd could be heard chanting, "No justice, no peace". "We have to start holding the people in charge accountable". At least six to eight shots were fired at Brown while he was still in the auto. The sheriff did say that the office will be transparent to the public during the investigation and questions will be answered.

"The police didn't have to shoot my baby", said Martha McCullen, an aunt of Brown who said she raised him after his parents died.

An African-American father of 10 was shot dead by police during an investigation in North Carolina yesterday, local authorities said amid a surge in concern over law enforcement shootings.

The shooting happened about 8:30 a.m.in the city of almost 18,000, located 170 miles northeast of Raleigh.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation will assume responsibility for investigating this incident.

"What we are looking for at this time will be accurate answers and not fast answers", Womble told a news conference. I am aware of the officer involved shooting in Elizabeth City, NC that occurred at approximately 8:30am on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

CNN's Dianne Gallagher reported from Elizabeth City and CNN's Nick Vallencia reported from Atlanta.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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