Stories tagged: "police shootings"


When Matt Oxendine threatened to kill himself, his family called deputies for help. But deputies ended up shooting him to death. Collage from L to R: (1) A text message from Matt's cousin to Robeson County deputies attempting to call law enforcement off shortly before the shooting. (2) Matt with his daughter, Madison. (3) A photo of Matt Oxendine. (4) The Oxendine brothers from L to R, Greg, Marcus, Chesly, Matt.  (5) A photo of Matt's car after police shot him 30 times in January. (Collage made by Rebecca Russ)
A Police Killing, A Different Way of Looking at the Vaccine, and More Memorable NC Stories From 2021

C&P reporter Michael McElory shares his list of top stories from 2021 from a vaccine comparison to Patrick Swayze and an in depth interview with North Carolina’s poet laureate. 

When Matt Oxendine threatened to kill himself, his family called deputies for help. But deputies ended up shooting him to death. Collage from L to R: (1) A text message from Matt's cousin to Robeson County deputies attempting to call law enforcement off shortly before the shooting. (2) Matt with his daughter, Madison. (3) A photo of Matt Oxendine. (4) The Oxendine brothers from L to R, Greg, Marcus, Chesly, Matt.  (5) A photo of Matt's car after police shot him 30 times in January. (Collage made by Rebecca Russ)
Family Left in the Dark Months After Robeson County Man Shot 30 Times by Deputies

A North Carolina family called police for help when Matt Oxendine threatened suicide. Instead, deputies killed him.

ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 27: Patrice Revelle stands in front of police in riot gear as they force people off a street as they protest the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. on April 27, 2021 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The police were enforcing an 8 pm curfew announced after the shooting death of Brown by Pasquotank County Sheriff deputies on April 21.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
After Elizabeth City Shooting, North Carolina Democrats Push for Speedy Release of Bodycam Footage

Some NC Dems introduced a bill Tuesday to change the law surrounding the release of police bodycam footage after Andrew Brown Jr.'s killing.

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - APRIL 24: William J. Barber II speaks during a press conference concerning the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. at Mount Lebanon A.M.E. Zion Church in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on April 24, 2021. Brown was shot by officers from the Pasquotank County Sheriffs Office on April 21. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
‘Inept, Incompetent and Incapable’: William Barber Says Prosecutors Can’t Handle Elizabeth City Shooting

A week after Andrew Brown Jr. was killed by NC deputies, William Barber II questioned whether local prosecutors can handle the investigation.