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Lawyers say Andrew Brown Jr. hit with ‘kill shot’ to head

Lawyers for the family of a Black man killed by sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina during an attempted arrest said on Tuesday (April 27) 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.

“It was a kill shot to the back of the head,” said Ben Crump, one of the attorneys.

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 half African American.

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.

(Production: Arlene Eiras)

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