Andrew Brown, a 40-years old has been fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened at around 8:30 a.m. while deputies served a search warrant in the 400 block of Perry Street, off Roanoke Avenue.
Andrew Brown got into his car and started to drive away, witnesses say. That’s when shots were fired by the deputy. Neighbors say they heard anywhere from 6 to 8 shots.
Andrew a father of 10 children. His family says Brown did not carry a gun and didn’t hurt anyone.
Following the shooting, The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to take over the investigation. Andrew was shot dead. His body was placed under a blue tent, and it was still there as of 12:30 p.m., hours after the shooting.
Pasquotank Sheriff Tommy Wooten II was expected to hold a press conference on the incident.
There will also be an emergency Elizabeth City council meeting tonight at 6. WAVY spoke with District Attorney Andrew Womble, who says he is calling for a thorough investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation.
In the meantime, a crowd has gathered in the area to mourn Brown, protest the shooting, and document the scene.
— Jason Marks (@jasonmarkstv) April 21, 2021