Who is Andrew Brown Jr?
Andrew Brown Jr was a North Carolina father who was reportedly shot and killed by a deputy on Wednesday morning, April 21. State detectives are investigating why a Pasquotank County Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr at 8.30 am on April 21 in Elizabeth City.
Brown had a history of drug violations and a minor drug possession conviction, stated The Associated Press.
Residents of Elizabeth City, N.C., are pressing for answers after a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Andrew Brown Jr. on Wednesday morning — less than 24 hours after the conviction of Derek Chauvin.https://t.co/90wzE3l2Xq
— NPR (@NPR) April 22, 2021
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He was the father of 10 children, according to WAVY. “He wasn’t a violent person,” Daniel Bowser, who said he and Brown were friends for almost 30 years, told The News & Observer. “He didn’t mess with guns, he didn’t tote no guns,” he said.
He added: “I don’t care what they put out there, he didn’t deserve to die.”
Brown’s grandmother Lydia Brown, 92, and aunt Clarissa Brown Gibson told The Associated Press that they heard of his death on the television. “I am upset. Andrew was a good person,” said the nonagenarian. “(The deputy) didn’t have to shoot him like that.”
His aunt said, “We want to know if he was served with a warrant, why the shooting over a warrant?”
How old was Andrew Brown Jr?
Andrew Brown Jr was 42 years old at the time of death on April 21, 2021.
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Leaders and demonstrators in a mourning North Carolina neighborhood want to know what happened on Wednesday morning.
Andrew Womble, District Attorney, has promised “accurate answers and not fast answers”, USA Today reported. Brown’s death comes just one day after police in Columbus, Ohio, shot dead 16-year-old Black girl Ma’Khia Bryant.
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Although few details have been released, it is known that the shooting occurred at 8.30 am while deputies were serving a search warrant in the 400 block of Perry Street, off Roanoke Avenue, according to the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the Associated Press, an eyewitness said that Brown was shot several times by deputies while attempting to flee. Demetria Williams, who lives on the same street as Brown, said Brown’s car skidded out of his yard and crashed into a tree.
“When they opened the door he was already dead,” Williams told the newspaper. “He was slumped over,” she said, adding that officers then tried to perform chest compressions on him. She said Brown, known by neighbors as “Drew”, wasn’t a violent person.
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Pasquotank Co Sheriff confirms Andrew was the man fatally shot this morning by a deputy. He says his Dept will be transparent and proper actions will be taken based on an independent investigation.
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Sheriff Tommy Wooten II said at a press conference that the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s deputy, who has not yet been named, had been placed on leave pending an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation.
“The people of Elizabeth City… they desire a right to know what took place this morning,” USA Today quoted Councilman Darius J Horton as saying at an emergency meeting of the Elizabeth City council on Wednesday evening, April 21. Outside, a crowd gathered, some holding ‘Black Lives Matter’ signs.
Although the investigation is appropriate, it is adding “insult to injury”, said Horton, who also believes that body cam video from the shooting should be released.