North Carolina authorities were attempting to serve Andrew Brown Jr. a search warrant moments before he was shot dead in order to investigate his alleged involvement in drug dealing operations.
The 42-year-old had allegedly sold an informant working with Narcotics Task Force illegal drugs for more than a year.
The informant “bought different quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine from Brown on numerous occasions” and witnessed him doing the same with area customers.
Brown’s home in Perry Street was suspected to be “used to store, package and distribute narcotics, namely ‘crack’ cocaine.”
The search warrant also mentioned Brown’s two cars he allegedly used to traffic drugs that were constantly parked outside his home.
The decedent had an extensive rap sheet of over 180 pages long dating back to May 1988.
The father-of-10 was fatally shot while trying to escape early last Wednesday and his family is asking for bodycam footage of the incident.
“This tragic incident was quick and over in less than 30 seconds,” Sheriff Tommy Wooten said. “Body cameras are shaky, and sometimes hard to decipher, they only tell part of the story.”