Body camera footage released from the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, last month showed deputies running toward Brown, a 42-year-old Black man, who was driving away in his car when officers began shooting.
On Tuesday, District Attorney Andrew Womble said officers were justified in their use of deadly force.
He said the shooting, “while tragic, was justified because Mr. Brown’s actions caused three deputies to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others.”
Deputies from the Pasquotank County Sheriff Office said they were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on April 21 when Brown was fatally shot.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.