ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Attorneys representing Andrew Brown Jr.’s family will announce at a news conference Wednesday that they are filing a $ 30 million federal lawsuit in the case.
Pasquotank Sheriff MPs shot Brown on April 21st. They were trying to execute a drug-related search warrant when, during their encounter with Brown, they started shooting as he tried to drive away. Brown was shot in and died.
Attorneys Bakari Sellers and Harry Daniels and the Brown family will speak to the media at noon in federal court on East Main Street in Elizabeth City.
An autopsy report showed that Brown, 42, died from “a piercing gunshot wound to the head.”
The hearing is scheduled for Monday, July 19, 10 a.m.
The family only saw parts of the video. District Attorney Andrew Womble said the shooting was warranted and Brown used his car as a lethal weapon.
Brown’s family and friends and their legal representatives disagreed.