While trying to arrest him, police opened fire, and Brown attempted to drive away, crashing his car into a nearby tree, according to Brown family attorney Harry Daniels. Chantel Cherry-Lassiter, an attorney on Brown’s legal team who watched the bodycam footage on Monday, said Brown had his hands on the steering wheel when cops started shooting at him. The attorney said that at no point did Brown reach for anything or take his hands off his car’s steering wheel. “He had his hands firmly on the steering wheel, they run up to his vehicle shooting. Elizabeth City issued a state of emergency prior to the Brown family watching the bodycam footage, and it remains in effect until further notice.