Jun 10, 2021
Andrew Brown Jr. died of gunshot wound to the back of the head, the state autopsy confirms
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(CNN)Andrew Brown Jr. died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, according to the state autopsy report, confirming the results of an autopsy commissioned by Brown's family.The report, which lists the cause of death as homicide, was finalized Monday afternoon and released to CNN Thursday morning. Brown, a 42-year-old Black man, was fatally shot on April 21 by Pasquotank County deputies in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, as they were attempting to serve a warrant for his arrest. In aftermath of Andrew Browns killing, echoes of North Carolinas awful history of scapegoating Black peoplePasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble concluded that the shooting -- which Brown's family described as an execution -- was justified, saying Brown "recklessly" drove at the officers on the scene while trying to flee arrest. Attorneys for the family described the findings as "an insult and a slap in the face." The FBI had separately announced a federal civil rights investigation in April.Read More"The autopsy results prove what we've always known to be true: Pasquotank County deputies executed Andrew Brown Jr. with a kill shot to the back of the head," family attorneys Ben Crump, Bakari Sellers, Harry Daniels and Chantel Cherry-Lassiter said Thursday in a statement. "The false narrative that DA Womble has attempted to weave is completely discredited by this autopsy report." The incident was caught on body camera and was shown publicly by the District Attorney as part of his presentation to the press on why he was not bringing charges. NC civil rights leaders request DOJ investigation into Andrew Brown Jr.s deathOn the same day of Womble's announcement last month, Pasquotank Sheriff Tommy Wooten said the three deputies who fired at Brown would be reinstated and retrained. In addition to the fatal shot, the state autopsy report also lists other non-fatal gunshot wounds to the arm. An autopsy commissioned by Brown's family and their attorneys said Brown suffered gunshot wounds to the right arm and one to the back of his head.The toxicology report was also released and noted there was methamphetamine in Brown's system but the level was "low and likely did not play a role in Mr. Brown's cause or manner of death."Two of the three deputies disciplined in the shooting of Brown have returned to work and the third intends to resign, the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Department said last week.
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UFC Vegas 29: Matt Brown shocks with walk off KO of Dhiego Lima (Video)
UFC Vegas 29: Matt Brown defeated Dhiego Lima.
Matt Brown defeated Dhiego Lima via knockout (punch), Round 2 – 3:02 at UFC Vegas 29 on Saturday, June 19, 2021, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV.
“Not bad for a 40-year-old man from small-town Ohio… We were looking for it. We trained for it,” said Brown following his knockout victory.
The fight got off to a slow start as both fighters took their time to find their range and feel their opponent out. The two fighters traded powerful leg kicks but Lima was more active throwing and landing his kicks. Brown operated in the middle of the Octagon, while Lima decided to circle on the outside. The two fighters were trading strikes but neither fight could land any damaging blows. The fighters engaged in a clinch against the cage but broke and moved back to the middle of the cage.
Out of nowhere, Brown leaned in a landed a powerful straight right. Lima dropped face-first to the canvas. Knowing the fight was over, Brown walked away, looked into the camera, and said “How’s that for 40?”
[email protected] ties Vitor Belfort and Derrick Lewis for most knockouts in UFC history (12) ????#UFCVegas29 pic.twitter.com/Eh0QZqPD3V
— UFC (@ufc) June 19, 2021
Brown entered the Octagon on Saturday as one of the longest-tenured fighters on the UFC roster. The 40-year-old Brown made his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale on June 21, 2008, knocking out Matt Arroyo. In the fight before his UFC debut, Brown defeated Lima’s brother Douglas. However, Brown is nearing the end of his career, losing five of his previous seven fights. The knockout victory improves Brown’s record to 23-18, with 15 knockouts.
Lima had to fight his way back to the UFC on The Ultimate Fighter after being released by the promotion earlier in his career. During that season of The Ultimate Fighter, Brown served as a coach for Lima. In his last fight, Lima had his three-fight winning streak snapped, losing to Belal Muhammad. The loss to Brown drops Lima’s record to 15-9.Next: UFC Vegas 29: Live results and highlights UFC Vegas 29 took place on Saturday, June 19, 2021, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided all your live news and highlights.