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Andrew Brown Fatal Shooting Was 'Justified Due To His Actions,' Says District Attorney Following Investigation

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May. 18 2021, Published 1:22 p.m. ET

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District Attorney Andrew Womble released the results of a state investigation surrounding Andrew Brown Jr.'s death and said his fatal shooting was "justified."

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“While tragic, the shooting of Mr. Brown was justified due to his actions," he revealed in a press conference on Tuesday.

Womble continued by stating that Brown “caused three deputies to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others.”

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According to local news, the District Attorney also shared screenshots from the deputy's body camera. 

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Womble reportedly claimed the police officer who attempted to open Brown's vehicle door was “pulled onto the car." 

He allegedly acknowledged that Brown can be seen backing away, and that none of the officers fired a shot until he drove "towards" deputies. 

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Brown was shot and killed by Pasquotank County sheriff's deputies in North Carolina on April 21 when authorities attempted to execute a search warrant at a home in Elizabeth County. 

Police had planned to take Brown into custody in an attempt to prove he was reportedly selling drugs. 

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According to 13 News Now, Womble continued to state that Brown used the car as a deadly weapon against police. 

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The medical examiner's report -- which was used in the North Carolina State Bureau Investigation -- showed Brown was shot two times. 

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He was struck once in the shoulder and in the back of the head at the base of his skull. 

The report also stated the medical examiner found abrasions on his right arm and leg.

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Womble said a bag of white substance consistent with crystal meth was found in Brown's mouth.

Brown's cause of death was officially listed as multiple gunshot wounds.

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Andrew Brown's family previously revealed the results from an independent autopsy, which conflicted with the medical examiner's findings. 

The family's autopsy investigation claimed Brown was shot five times -- including four times in the right arm and once in the back of his head. 

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"This, in fact, was a fatal wound to the back of Mr. Brown's head as he was leaving the site trying to evade being shot at by these particular law enforcement officers that we believe did nothing but a straight-up execution," the family attorney said in a press conference last month. 

None of the officers involved in Brown's shooting will be criminally charged. 

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