Sheriff’s deputy fatally shoots North Carolina father of 10

A sheriff's deputy in North Carolina reportedly shot and killed a man attempting to flee from the execution of a search warrant

A sheriff's deputy in North Carolina reportedly shot and killed a man attempting to flee from the execution of a search warrant

All the deputies at the scene wore police body cameras, and the deputy who fired the gun was placed on administrative leave, Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten told a news conference on Wednesday.

In North Carolina, a judge generally has to approve release of police video.

"We are currently working that right now as hard as we can", he told reporters.

"He had a good laugh, a nice smile".

© Allen G. Breed, AP Glenda Brown Thomas displays a photo of her nephew, Andrew Brown Jr., on her cellphone on Thursday. And he was kind of like a comedian.

Christian Gilyard, who lives down the street from the shooting, told CNN that he wants the deputy to stand trial.

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"Although he didn't finish school, he pushed them to finish school", she said. They added that some deputies have been receiving threats in the wake of the incident, and while they "respect and support peaceful protests and will provide protection to protesters", they're reminding people that threats are illegal and "not a solution". She said officers attempted chest compressions on Brown. Several years ago, his father died in federal prison after a medical procedure, Thomas said. "Based on the witnesses that said that he was not armed and he was fleeing, that is not lawful". "He was driving off even though he was trying to get away", Williams said.

Another aunt who helped raise Brown in the absence of his parents, Martha McCullen, said it's hard to find a job, especially with a criminal record, in Elizabeth City, where 1 in 5 live in poverty.

He said he didn't know Brown but will call him a brother because what happened to Brown could have just as well happen to him. The deputy "didn't have to shoot him like that".

Authorities have said little about how the shooting transpired and have not revealed what the search warrant was for.

District Attorney Andrew Womble and Pasquotank County Attorney R. Michael Cox released a joint statement saying that the body camera footage can not be released at this time due to North Carolina law, but the attorneys are working to arrange a private viewing of the footage by Brown's family.

In a statement, Womble said he asked the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to "assume primary responsibility for investigating the events surrounding the officer involved shooting and to process the scene where the events took place including but not limited to the collection of physical evidence". A auto removed from the scene appeared to have multiple bullet holes and a broken rear windshield. The vehicle skidded out of Brown's yard and eventually hit a tree, said Demetria Williams, who lives on the same street. "And we want to know who", she said about the investigation into the shooting. "But if this is a case where he was killed, running away, unarmed, then we absolutely are going to pursue justice in whatever capacity that can be".

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