A post-mortem found Andrew Brown Jr was killed by a bullet in the head as he drove away from officers, family lawyers claim.
Andrew died during an attempted arrest in North Carolina he was shot five times by police, including once in the back of the head, his family’s lawyers say.
An independent post-mortem found 42-year-old Andrew Brown Jr was killed by a bullet in the rear of the skull as he drove away from sheriff’s deputies, according to his relatives’ legal team.
The FBI says it is opening a federal civil rights investigation into the 21 April shooting in Elizabeth City, adding it would work with prosecutors in the US Department of Justice to “determine whether federal laws were violated”.
And North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has called for a special prosecutor to be appointed to take over the state’s investigation.