The report, which lists the cause of death as manslaughter, was completed Monday afternoon and released to CNN on Thursday morning.
The FBI had separately announced a federal civil rights investigation in April.
“The autopsy results prove what we’ve always known: Pasquotank County deputies executed Andrew Brown Jr. with a fatal shot to the back of the head,” family attorneys Ben Crump, Bakari Sellers, Harry Daniels and Chantel Cherry-Lassiter said in a statement Thursday. statement. “The false narrative that District Attorney Womble has attempted to weave is completely discredited by this autopsy report.”
The incident was captured on body cameras and was shown publicly by the prosecutor as part of his presentation to the press on why he did not press charges.
On the same day of Womble’s announcement last month, Pasquotank Sheriff Tommy Wooten said the three deputies who fired on Brown would be reinstated and retrained.
In addition to the fatal gunshot, the state autopsy report also lists a nonfatal gunshot wound and other wounds to the right arm.
An autopsy ordered by Brown’s family and their attorneys said Brown suffered gunshot wounds to the right arm and one to the back of his head.
The toxicology report was also released and stated that there was methamphetamine in Brown’s system, but the level was “low and probably played no part in Mr. Brown’s cause of death or manner of death.”
Correction: An earlier version of this story exaggerated the number of nonfatal gunshot wounds in the state autopsy report for Andrew Brown Jr. He had one non-fatal gunshot wound and other wounds to the arm.