Three North Carolina Sheriff’s Deputies Resign, Seven on Leave After Fatal Shooting of Black Man

Andrew Brown Jr. who was shot and killed by three Sheriffs deputies on Wednesday April 21, 2021. (Facebook)

Three North Carolina sheriff’s deputies have resigned and seven are on administrative leave following the fatal shooting of a black man during the serving of a warrant on Wednesday.

The shakeup at the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s office comes in the wake of the killing of drug suspect Andrew Brown, 40, who was shot while driving away from officers in Elizabeth City, 13 News Now reports.

The three resignations were unrelated to the shooting, and one of them was a retirement option, officials said, according to the station.

The news comes two days after the deadly shooting, amid calls for deputies to release body camera footage of the incident.

Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, is among those demanding answers to why Brown was apparently shot from behind.

“Initial reports of the shooting in Elizabeth City and death of Andrew Brown, Jr. this week are tragic and extremely concerning,” the Democrat tweeted.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Jesse O’Neill