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A protester holds a sign for Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on April 22, 2021.
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At a press conference on Monday, an attorney for Andrew Brown Jr.'s family said that Brown's hands were on the steering wheel when he was shot and killed by police during a search warrant in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

The body camera footage has not yet been made public.

Brown's family reportedly viewed 20 seconds of body camera footage of the fatal police shooting today, and their lawyer claimed that Brown drove away to evade being shot by the Sheriff's deputies, and was continuously shot at when he crashed his car into a tree.

First responders said that Brown was shot in the back. After the shooting, at least seven officers were placed on administrative leave.

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