ELIZABETH CITY, NC – A fatal deputy-involved shooting that occurred in North Carolina on April 21st resulted in the now-common calls for justice and protests under the notion that the shooting was unjustified.
However, according to the DA’s office, the manner in which the family of the deceased suspect has characterized the incident is “patently false.”
Court hearing set on release of body cam video in fatal shooting of Andrew Brown https://t.co/h8FTQayiSj
— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) April 28, 2021
On April 21st, deputies from Pasquotank and Dare counties went to the home of Andrew Brown to execute a search warrant.
Officials say, however, that Brown allegedly jumped into his vehicle to flee from authorities and a confrontation of sorts reportedly played out that led to Brown being fatally shot by authorities.
On April 27th, the family of Brown held a press conference after they had reportedly reviewed some of the bodycam footage related to the critical incident, and family attorney Chantel Cherry-Lassite used this press conference to allege the shooting of Brown was unjust.
“Andrew had his hands on his steering wheel. He was not reaching for anything. He wasn’t touching anything.”
“He had his hands firmly on the steering wheel…They run up to his vehicle shooting. He still stood there, sat there in his vehicle, with his hands on the steering wheel while being shot at.”
The family of Brown proclaimed that they were only afforded a review of a 20-second bodycam clip related to the incident from one deputy’s perspective,