Brown, 42, was shot and killed by deputies serving warrants at his home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on April 21. The events surrounding his death prompted protests due to his family claiming he was ambushed by authorities. An autopsy found that Brown died from a fatal gunshot wound to the back of his head.
Brown, 42, was killed by deputies as he sat in his car on the morning of April 21. According to the initial autopsy, authorities fired several shots with five of them striking Brown in the back and a fatal one to the back of his head. Womble claims Brown's vehicle made contact with officers before the killing.
On Tuesday, the FBI said is has opened a civil rights investigation into Brown's death to determine whether federal laws were violated. The agency said it will work with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina to assess the case and the role played by deputies. They provided no further comment about the case, citing the ongoing investigation.
Brown was trying to flee in his car outside his house as deputies shot at him, according to a witness. The 9-1-1 dispatch audio from that day indicates a similar story as first responders are heard saying a man had gunshot wounds to the back. It's unknown what led up to the incident. Brown's family and their attorneys are calling for the unedited video to be released to the public immediately.
Andrew Brown, Jr., 42, was killed at his home around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. According to a witness, Brown was trying to drive away when he was fatally shot, but officials haven't provided many details on the shooting. They have said the State Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the actions taken by deputies, and did not say what led up to Brown's death.