Elizabeth City, North Carolina
April 27, 2021
Agencies: Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: about 1 year ago
Andrew Brown Jr., a North Carolina man, was shot and killed by police in Elizabeth City on Wednesday morning while officers were executing a search warrant against the man.
Pasquotank County Sheriff Timmy Wooten confirmed Brown's identity during an afternoon press conference roughly seven hours after the shooting. "It's been a tragic day," he said. "We will be transparent with this situation, absolutely."
Wooten added that deputies from his office conducted a search warrant at 421 Perry Street around 8:30 a.m. He did not specify what the search warrant was for.
"During the execution of the search warrant, a citizen who was the subject of the search warrant was shot and fatally wounded," Wooten said in a statement. "This was a law enforcement officer-involved shooting and, as such, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has been contacted and will assume responsibility for the investigation into this incident."
On May 18, North Carolina prosecutors said North Carolina sheriff's deputies were justified in fatally shooting Brown man during an attempted arrest last month.