Andrew Brown Jr. was shot 5 times during his fatal interaction with police, according to the autopsy … and his family says it was one bullet to the back of the head that killed him.
Brown’s family and attorneys released the findings of a private autopsy Tuesday, and they say he suffered 4 gunshot wounds to his right arm and one to his head.
The autopsy, performed Monday, says Brown died from the gunshot wounds … and while the docs don’t say which bullet killed him, the family believes it had to be the one to the head.
As we reported … Brown’s family is calling for the release of the full police body cam footage from last week’s fatal shooting at the hands of sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina.
The family says Brown, who was gunned down while police were trying to execute a search warrant, was killed in an “execution.”
So far, the family has only seen a “snippet” of police body cam … just 20 seconds of one deputy’s body cam with the faces blurred of other deputies on the scene.
One family attorney says the video begins with Brown sitting in his car in his driveway, blocked in by police, with his hands on the steering wheel and deputies demanding to see his hands.
The fam says multiple cops were shooting at Andrew, and he tried backing out of the driveway to escape a hail of bullets, but ended up slamming into a tree.
Brown’s killing has sparked protests and demonstrations in Elizabeth City and surrounding areas, with the mayor there declaring a state of emergency.
There’s still no official word on when the shooting video will be revealed to the public, but 7 deputies were already placed on administrative leave, 2 resigned and one retired.