District attorney says fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. ‘tragic’ but ‘justified,’ no charges for officers:
Brown ignored deputies’ commands to stop and began to drive his car directly at one of the officers, Womble said. He said the first shot fired at Brown’s car went through the front windshield, not the back as was previously reported. Womble said that Brown used his vehicle to commit assault with a deadly weapon. Deputies attempting to serve drug-related search and arrest warrants shot and killed Brown outside his Elizabeth City home on April 21.