ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. – The State Bureau of Investigation won’t release the identity of the man killed in Sunday’s deputy involved shooting until an autopsy is completed, but family members say the victim is Todd Brent Burroughs.
The SBI is investigating the Rockingham County deputy involved shooting, following Sheriff Sam Page’s request.
The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Sunday in Stoneville, just south of the Virginia state line.
Rockingham County deputies were conducting a routine patrol when they spotted a vehicle parked behind a local business.
When the vehicle began to drive away, authorities said the deputies tried a traffic stop, but the vehicle did not stop.
The deputies followed the vehicle for several miles with their blue lights on, according to the SBI. Officials said the vehicle pulled into a driveway off Garrett Road and the deputies confronted the driver when he got out of his vehicle.
A struggle ensued and the man was shot and killed by one of the deputies, according to the SBI.
Family members say at the time of the shooting, the victim’s wife and two of his kids were inside the vehicle.
The identities of the deputies will be provided after each has been interviewed.
Upon conclusion of the investigation, the SBI said they will provide the complete case file to the Rockingham County District Attorney.
Page says one of the officers was wearing a body camera that may have captured the incident.