SBI releases names of deputies involved in Todd Burroughs shooting

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Todd Burroughs

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday released the names of the two officers involved in the shooting death of  Todd Burroughs, which occurred in Rockingham County, just south of the Virginia state line, around 2 a.m. on May 29.

Corporal F.L. Martin and Deputy C.M. Myers are currently on administrative duty at the Sheriff’s Office while the criminal investigation continues, according to a press release from the SBI.  Martin has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for more than 14 years and Myers has worked there for about two months.

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 Burroughs when he got out of his vehicle.

A struggle ensued and Burroughs 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 SBI is also awaiting reports from the State Crime Lab and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  Typically, these reports can take three months or more before they are finalized and provided to the SBI.

Upon conclusion of the investigation, and receipt of all reports, the SBI will provide the complete case file to the Rockingham County District Attorney.