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FBI opens civil rights investigation into fatal deputy shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

People speaks with Elizabeth City Police Chief Eddie M. Buffaloe, Jr., outside the municipal building after at least one Pasquotank County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Black man, Andrew Brown Jr., while executing a search warrant, the sheriff's office said, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Elizabeth City, N.C. The deputy was wearing an active body camera at the time of the shooting, said Sheriff Tommy Wooten II, who declined to say how many shots the deputy fired or release any other details, citing a pending review by the State Bureau of Investigation. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

FBI Opens Investigation Into Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting The FBI has opened an investigation into the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. during an arrest in North Carolina. The 42-year-old Brown was shot five times by police while being served with search and arrest warrants on drug charges.  His family claims that Brown made no threatening moves or gestures and say they were only permitted to view 20 seconds of bodycam footage of the incident. FBI officials say they will work to determine if any federal laws were violated.

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