Following the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man fatally shot by a female police officer during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, another black man, Andrew Brown Jr, has been fatally shot dead in the US.
The 40-year-old Andrew Brown Jr was said to have been shot dead by North Carolina’s Deputy Sheriff in his car at about 08:40am on Wednesday in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, a state in the Southeastern region of the United States.The county Sheriff’s office and the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), which said it had taken over the case, each provided few details of the fatal encounter. As reported, Andrew Brown Jr was served a search warrant but wouldn’t have it and got into his car. Driving away from the law enforcement agents, the deputy then fired the shots. Wavy reported that neighbors said they heard six to eight shots. Read also: Daunte Wright: My Heart Is Broken In A Thousand Pieces – Mother
Andrew Brown Jr was said to be a father of 10 children and an African-American. His death has again spiked the #BlackLivesMatter protests as a small groups of protesters took to the streets by evening, demanding that the video of his shooting from the body camera be released.
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