North Carolina prosecutors showed portions of body camera footage of the fatal Andrew Brown Jr. shooting.
Brown was shot to death when sheriff's deputies attempted to arrest him on drug charges.
District Attorney Andrew Womble said the shooting was justified and no charges will be filed against the deputies.
Body camera footage from the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. was shown during a county press conference in North Carolina on Tuesday.
Brown was shot in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in April as Pasquotank County Sheriff's deputies tried to serve him an arrest warrant on felony drug charges.
District Attorney Andrew Womble said on Tuesday that investigators found the shooting to be justified and that deputies would not face charges in Brown's death.
Womble played a portion of deputies' body camera footage for reporters at the press conference. The full footage would not be released to the public until it was approved in court, he said.
The footage showed armed deputies dressed in black jumping out of a law enforcement vehicle and running at Brown's car with their guns drawn. Depuites demanded that Brown exit the vehicle.
The car began to move slowly in reverse as deputies surrounded it, the footage showed. The deputies then screamed profanities at Brown, calling him a "mother fu****" and demanding he stop the car before firing into the vehicle.
Womble said that when Brown moved the car, Sgt. Joel Lunsford's hand was still on the car door and he was struck by the moving vehicle.
The videos Womble played for reporters were taken from several body cameras that were activated at the time of the shooting. Womble declined to replay the footage when asked, and he didn't play any portions of the video that showed Brown being removed from the car.
-Brett Hall (@BrettHNews) May 18, 2021
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