NC medical examiner releases findings of Andrew Brown’s autopsy
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — The North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) released the results of Andrew Brown Jr.’s autopsy on Thursday. It confirmed that the 42-year-old man died as a result of a gunshot wound to the back of his head.
Brown was shot and killed by Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office deputies on April 21. Brown, who was the center of an investigation, tried to flee his home in his car while deputies attempted to serve drug-related search and arrest warrants at the residence in the 400 block of Perry Street. Deputies shot at Brown’s car, hitting and killing him. Brown crashed the car into a tree across the street. He was pronounced dead after deputies tried to perform life-saving measures on him.
The OCME’s findings were in line with the results of an independent autopsy, which the family requested in the days after Brown died. The independent autopsy indicated that Brown was struck by four bullets in the arm before the fatal shot to the back of the head.
Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble announced that the killing was justified on May 17. The three PCSO deputies who fired their weapons, Investigator Daniel Meads, Deputy Robert Morgan and Cpl. Aaron Lewellyn, won’t face charges.
The deputies were put on administrative leave pending the investigation into Brown’s death. Two of the three deputies returned to work in early June. The third, Lewellyn, will resign on June 30. He is using leave until that time.https://www.wavy.com/andrew-brown/nc-medical-examiner-releases-findings-of-andrew-browns-autopsy/