The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Tuesday that it will be investigating the death of Andrew Brown Jr., a black man who died following an encounter with law enforcement authorities in North Carolina last week.
As reported by The Associated Press, “Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten II has said that deputies shot and killed Brown while serving drug-related search and arrest warrants but released few other details.”
The FBI investigation was announced a day after Brown’s family and their attorneys were able to view body camera footage of the incident. An autopsy was also conducted that the family commissioned. The forensic pathologist, Dr. Brent Hall, reportedly found that Brown was shot four times in the right arm and one time in the back of the head.
As reported by NBC News, “The shot to the head was fired from ‘intermediate’ range and penetrated Brown’s skull and brain, according to Hall, who is based in Boone, North Carolina. The bullet wound had a