Andrew Brown Jr. Attorneys Call Fatal Shooting an ‘Ambush’

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Attorney’s for the family of Andrew Brown Jr. says that police bodycam footage shows that he was “ambushed” in a “massacre,” on April 21.

The family and the attorneys revealed they had viewed six videos. All six videos totaled about 20 minutes.

“You should be outraged that in 2021 — 2021 — that a man be killed, gunned down by a firing squad,” said Harry Daniels, a Brown family attorney. “I’ll be damned just because they wear a shield, a badge, that the killers should still walk free.”

Chance Lynch, an attorney for the family, said the video shows that officers were firing at Brown. Brown then made an attempt to drive away in his vehicle.

“We counted approximately six, if not more, bullet holes in the side of his car … and we were able to see a number of shots, approximately six, at least, in the back windshield. At no point — let me be very clear — at no point did we see Mr. Brown pose a threat to the law enforcement officers that were there,” Lynch said.

However, Andrew Womble, the district attorney for Pasquotank, claimed that officers only opened fire after Brown made contact with them with his vehicle.

Womble claims Brown was in a stationary vehicle when deputies approached him shouting commands. But when officers attempt to open Brown’s car, Brown reverses the vehicle, subsequently making contact with an officer. The car then stops before moving forward, connecting with another officer. Officers then opened fire.

Lynch refutes his version of events.

“You could see that he was not a threat. There was a shot fired. When the shot was fired, he put the car in reverse, putting several feet, if not yards, away from the police who were there. He turned his wheel to the left, to turn it away from the law enforcement officers,” he said. “At no point did we ever see any police officers behind his vehicle. At no point did we ever see Mr. Brown make contact with law enforcement.”

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