DEVELOPING: Tensions rising at scene of deputy-involved shooting in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

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Elizabeth City, NORTH CAROLINA – A man was fatally shot by deputies who were attempting to serve a search warrant Wednesday morning in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.

According to the Pasquotank County Sheriffโ€™s Office, the incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Perry Street.

Witnesses and family members on scene say 40-year-old Andrew Brown jumped into his car and drove away when deputies opened fire, fatally striking him.

An angry crowd gathered at the scene claiming police brutality, saying Brown was unarmed and shot in the back.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation will lead he investigation. A press conference is scheduled for later Wednesday.

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