An autopsy has confirmed that Andrew Brown Jr. died from a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.
Pasquotank County deputies murdered Brown on April 21st as he attempted to drive away from them as they were serving him with a search warrant in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Originally, seven officers were placed on administrative leave pending the State Bureau of Investigation’s review of the footage. However, it was found that only three Deputies, Daniel Meads, Aaron Lewellyn, and Robert Morgan, used their weapons during the incident. The other four officers were quickly reinstated.
Last week, Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten II stated that Meads and Morgan had also been reinstated. Lewellyn is scheduled to resign at the end of June and will use his “accrued leave” until then.
District Attorney Andrew Womble announced in May that no charges would be filed against any of the deputies, calling the shooting “justified.” It is unclear if that will change now that the autopsy results have listed Brown’s cause of death as a homicide resulting from a shot to the head.
On Thursday, Brown’s family and their lawyers, Ben Crump, Bakari Sellers, Harry Daniels, and Chantel Cherry-Lassiter, released a statement regarding the recent autopsy conclusion.
“The autopsy results prove what we’ve always known to be true: Pasquotank County deputies executed Andrew Brown Jr. with a kill shot to the back of the head. The false narrative that DA Womble has attempted to weave is completely discredited by this autopsy report.”
Their statement also added that the family will continue to seek justice and is demanding the release of the complete video footage from the day Brown was murdered.