FBI opens civil rights investigation into Andrew Brown Jr., fatal shooting

An independent autopsy found Brown was shot four times in the right arm and once in the back of the head.

By Louis Casiano | Fox News*

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The FBI is launching a civil rights investigation into the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., by North Carolina sheriff deputies during an attempted arrest, the agency said Tuesday.

“The FBI Charlotte Field Office has opened a federal civil rights investigation into the police involved shooting death of Andrew Brown, Jr.,” an FBI statement to Fox News reads. “Agents will work closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice to determine whether federal laws were violated. As this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment further.”

The announcement coincided with the release of findings from an independent autopsy commissioned by Brown family attorneys that found Brown, 42, was shot five times — four in his right arm and once in the back of the head — on April 21 by Pasquotank County Sheriff deputies.

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