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Khalil Ferebee (center) and Jamiere Revelle (left), sons of Andrew Brown Jr., at a press conference addressing their father's death at the hands of police. Photo: Sean Rayford via Getty Images

Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina fatally shot a Black man in the back of his head, killing him as his hands were on the car's steering wheel, attorneys for the family said Monday.

What they're saying: Andrew Brown Jr. was backing up his vehicle and tried to drive away during the encounter with police, according to attorney Chantel Cherry-Lassiter. "He was not threatening them in any kind of fashion," she told reporters at a news conference.

  • The deputies were serving warrants, according Fox6.
  • Lassiter said she watched the video multiple times and noted that the shooting starts as soon as the video begins. At least eight deputies appear in the video, she said.
  • "They’re shooting and saying 'let me see your hands' at the same time," she said. "His car is riddled with bullets."
  • An eyewitness account and emergency scanner traffic had previously signaled that deputies shot Brown as he tried to drive away, AP reports.
  • "He got executed," Khalil Ferebee, one of Brown's sons, said at the press conference as he grew emotional. "It ain't right."
  • But authorities only showed the family 20 seconds of the video, and only footage from a single body camera, according to the family's lawyers.
    • "They’re trying to hide something," attorney Benjamin Crump said.

A search warrant was released Monday saying deputies confronted Brown after he was recorded selling small amounts of cocaine and meth to an informant, per AP.

  • Crump argued the department is trying to sway public opinion about Brown to protect itself while withholding the entire video.

The big picture: The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting, but authorities have released few details, AP notes.

  • The killing led to protests and repeated demands for police to release the full video.

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Unarmed Virginia Black man shot by sheriff's deputy while on 911 call

Virginia state police are investigating reports that an unarmed Black man was shot by a sheriff's deputy who mistook his cordless house phone for a gun. The deputy had earlier given him a ride home, authorities said.

Driving the news: Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office released video late Friday of the shooting of Isaiah Brown, 32, who's in critical condition in a hospital with 10 bullet wounds following the shooting early Wednesday.

Updated 2 mins ago - Sports

The Olympic events to watch today

Suni Lee on the uneven bars during the women's gymnastics team final. Photo: Berengui/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

5 events to watch today...
  • 🤸‍♀️ Women's gymnastics: Team USA’s Suni Lee and Jade Carey will compete in the individual all-around. Carey replaces Simone Biles, who pulled out of the event for mental health reasons. Coverage starts at 6:50 a.m. ET on nbcolympics.com (watch the replay at 8 p.m. ET on NBC).
  • 🏐 Women’s volleyball: The women’s team, who is 2-0 in pool play, will meet Turkey at 8:45 a.m. ET on USA Network.
  • 🏊 Swimming: Finals in the women’s 200m breaststroke and 100m freestyle, as well as the men’s 200m backstroke and 200m individual medley. Coverage starts at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
  • 🚲 BMX racing: Live coverage of the men and women’s semifinals and finals starts at 10 p.m. ET on CNBC.
  • 🏃‍♀️ Track and field: Round 1 of the women’s 100m race begins at 11:15 p.m. on NBC.
Felix Salmon, author of Capital
13 mins ago - Economy & Business

Get ready for more debt ceiling drama

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

It was bliss while it lasted — which was exactly two years. Right now, the U.S. has no limit on the amount of debt it can issue. But that ends on Saturday.

Why it matters: Brace yourself for another round of unedifying posturing and brinkmanship, all of which should result — after a period of entirely unnecessary fiscal contortion — in the debt ceiling being raised (not abolished) sometime this fall.