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Fatal shooting of Black man by US officers ‘justified’: prosecutor

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Washington (AFP) – The fatal shooting last month of a Black man by law enforcement officers in the US state of North Carolina was “justified” and no one will face charges, the prosecutor in charge of the case, which has drawn scrutiny, said Tuesday. The death of Andrew Brown “while tragic, was justified” because his actions led the sheriff’s deputies “to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others,” Pasquotank county district attorney Andrew Womble said. Womble, who was revealing the results of a state investigation, said seven officers went to Brow…

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