(CNN)Andrew Brown Jr. died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, in accordance to the state autopsy document, confirming the outcomes of an autopsy commissioned by Brown’s family.
The document, which lists the motive of death as shatter, modified into finalized Monday afternoon and released to CNN Thursday morning.
Brown, a 42-twelve months-outmoded Unlit man, modified into fatally shot on April 21 by Pasquotank County deputies in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, as they were attempting to attend a warrant for his arrest.
Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble concluded that the shooting — which Brown’s family described as an execution — modified into justified, asserting Brown “recklessly” drove at the officers on the scene while making an try to cruise arrest. Attorneys for the family described the findings as “an insult and a slap in the face.”
The FBI had one by one presented a federal civil rights investigation in April.
“The autopsy outcomes say what now we have repeatedly known to be correct: Pasquotank County deputies performed Andrew Brown Jr. with a shatter shot to the back of the head,” family attorneys Ben Crump, Bakari Sellers, Harry Daniels and Chantel Cherry-Lassiter acknowledged Thursday in a statement. “The unsuitable story that DA Womble has tried to weave is totally discredited by this autopsy document.”
The incident modified into caught on body camera and modified into shown publicly by the District Attorney as part of his presentation to the press on why he modified into no longer bringing costs.
On the same day of Womble’s announcement closing month, Pasquotank Sheriff Tommy Wooten acknowledged the three deputies who fired at Brown may possibly presumably well be reinstated and retrained.
As smartly as to the fatal shot, the state autopsy document additionally lists a non-fatal gunshot wound and other wounds to the correct arm.
An autopsy commissioned by Brown’s family and their attorneys acknowledged Brown suffered gunshot wounds to the correct arm and one to the back of his head.
The toxicology document modified into additionally released and great there modified into methamphetamine in Brown’s machine but the level modified into “low and slide did no longer play a characteristic in Mr. Brown’s motive or manner of death.”
Two of the three deputies disciplined in the shooting of Brown have returned to work and the third intends to resign, the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Division acknowledged closing week.
Correction: An earlier version of this story overstated the number of non-fatal gunshot wounds in the state autopsy document for Andrew Brown Jr. He had one non-fatal gunshot wound and other wounds to the arm.