“Mr. Brown’s death, while tragic, was justified because Mr. Brown’s actions caused three deputies of the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others,” Womble, of the Pasquotank County District Attorney’s Office, said.

Brown was shot and killed by police while trying to drive away from officers who had arrived to serve a warrant.

While Brown’s legal team described the killing as an execution, law enforcement stated that due to Brown’s criminal history, they considered the engagement to be high-risk and dangerous.