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Brandon Smith

NAACP calls for investigation into 'excessive force by police' in New Hanover Co.

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video North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber says he believes street justice is overtaking courtroom justice in Wilmington. Now the civil rights group is calling for change. Full story...
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Gang possibly targeting Wilmington police, says FBI

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videoMembers of one Wilmington gang are "committed to engage in shootings," possibly focusing on law enforcement, after the shooting death of Brandon Devone Smith, according to an FBI memo sent to the state's police chiefs. Full story...
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Sheriff defends deputies involved in Smith shooting

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videoAt a news conference today we asked Sheriff Ed McMahon what he would say to those who think the deputies should not have shot Brandon Smith. Full story...
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DA: Officers justified in shooting that killed man accused of shooting deputy

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video The District Attorney says a shooting that killed the suspect accused of shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy last month was a reasonable use of deadly force. District Attorney Ben David said the officers were "absolutely justified in taking Brandon Smith's life." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: No confirmation Smith was armed when shot and killed

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As details continue to be released regarding the shooting and killing of Brandon Smith by a New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy, one big fact cannot be confirmed yet - whether or not Smith was armed when he was shot. Full story...
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Brandon Smith's estranged wife says she does not think he shot the deputy

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a chase that ended with the shooting death of a wanted man started when detectives saw the suspect not far from where they say he shot a deputy Thursday. Full story...
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NHSO: Driver in chase that ended with suspect's death due in court

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videoA man accused of driving the car involved in a police chase Sunday that ended with the death of the suspect wanted for shooting a deputy is due in court today. Full story...
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Man wanted for shooting deputy killed

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video The search for a man wanted for allegedly shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy came to a fatal end Sunday. "Brandon Smith is dead," District Attorney Ben David said during an early evening news conference near the scene where the 30-year-old suspect was shot and killed. Full story...
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Reward offered for deputy shooting suspect; NHSO clarifies details

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videoInvestigators have released the name of the man wanted for shooting a deputy yesterday in Creekwood. Brandon Devone Smith is wanted for two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. Full story...
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