Black Man Had Hands on Steering Wheel When Killed by Deputies, Attorneys Say

The account was the first description of the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., who was killed by deputies serving drug-related search and arrest warrants.

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Attorney Chantel Cherry-Lassiter speaks outside the Pasquotank County Public Safety building in Elizabeth City, N.C. Monday April 26, 2021 after viewing 20 seconds of police body camera video. The family of Andrew Brown Jr. and their attorneys were shown the video 5 days after Brown was fatally shot by Pasquotank County Sheriff' deputies. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)
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LIVE: Follow the latest updates involving the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A Black man killed by deputies in North Carolina was shot in the back of the head and had his hands on his car steering wheel when they opened fire, attorneys for his family said Monday after relatives viewed body camera footage. The account was the first description of the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., who was…

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