Family and friends of Andrew Brown Jr. will gather at a funeral service Monday to honor the life of the man fatally shot by North Carolina sheriff's deputies last month in a case that has drawn national attention amid calls for accountability and transparency.
Brown, 42, who was Black, was shot five times, including once to the back of his head as deputies with the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office were serving search and arrest warrants related to alleged drug offenses at his Elizabeth City home.
The Rev. Al Sharpton is set to deliver the eulogy at the invite-only funeral at noon Monday. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is part of a team of lawyers representing Brown's family, and the Rev. William Barber II, leader of the Poor People’s Campaign, will also give remarks.
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