Protest after North Carolina shooting

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Hundreds of mourners have paid their respects to a North Carolina man whose shooting by sheriff's deputies has triggered a wave of protest.

Public viewings were held on Sunday for Andrew Brown Jr in Hertford and Elizabeth City, where Brown was shot by Pasquotank County sheriff's deputies serving search and arrest warrants.

An autopsy conducted by Brown's family found he was shot in the back of the head.

They and protesters are demanding release of police camera footage.

News outlets report dozens of people attended the Hertford viewing and hundreds, the Elizabeth City event.

Brown's cousin, Terrell Green, said he was playing cards and hanging out with him on April 21, just hours before he was killed.

"I just feel like they're trying to hide something," Green said.

Protesters have gathered daily in Elizabeth City to demand accountability. Green sayshe has attended as well.

"They declare a state of emergency, bring in all these officers from all over the place, set a curfew. We haven't even broken a glass bottle," he said.

"We just want the truth."

Mourner Kenyatta Swain described Brown as "always pleasant, willing to help anyone. Just a good guy, always for the community."

A private funeral is scheduled for Monday.