Northampton County deputy killed in vehicle crash
Published: Nov. 14, 2019 at 10:46 AM EST
An Eastern Carolina deputy sheriff has died while responding to a call.
Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith says Deputy Makeem Brooks died in a crash around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 158 just outside of Garysburg.
The 27-year-old from Gaston had been with the sheriff's office for about six months.
The sheriff says Brooks was responding to a shots fired call for a woman when his cruiser ran off the highway, hit a ditch and overturned several times.
Brooks was pronounced dead about a half-hour after the accident. He leaves behind four children, according to the sheriff.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.