Brandon Smith’s family speaks out

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– The family of Brandon Smith killed by law enforcement after allegedly shooting a sheriff’s deputy last year is speaking out.

Saying they’re still frustrated with what they see as a lack of answers.

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The shooting of Brandon Smith was no doubt controversial but eventually ruled justified by the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office.

Smith’s family though saying they want the investigation to continue on.

Smith was shot multiple times after allegedly being a part of a high speed chase.

Smith’s trouble started when he was accused of shooting a deputy days earlier in the Creekwood neighborhood.

His family giving us access to the dash board audio they got where you can hear smiths final moments play out.

“So it’s like they had it set in their mind what they were gonna (sic) do from the beginning,” said Smith’s sister Georgia Davis, “and then they did it, and we wanna (sic) know why?”

Saying they haven’t received anything in the way of answers from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office since the shooting took place.

The DA’s office again said the shooting was justified.

The Sheriff’s office has consistently defended its actions in the Smith case by saying the officers believed they were in danger when they opened fire, believing smith had a weapon.

No weapon was ever found.