ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. -- A Rockingham County man was killed in a deputy involved shooting, just south of the Virginia state line Sunday morning.
Investigators said the shooting happened around 2 a.m. Sunday after a police pursuit in Stoneville.
After spotting a vehicle parked behind a local business, authorities initiated a traffic stop, but police said the vehicle wouldn’t comply. Deputies followed the vehicle for several miles with their lights on, according to the State Bureau of Investigation.
Investigators said the driver eventually pulled into a driveway. That’s when 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.
Investigators have not released the identity of the man killed during the shooting, but family members tell FOX8, the man killed was Todd Brent Burroughs.
Family members said at the time of the shooting, Burroughs’s wife and two of his kids were inside the vehicle.
The identity of the deputy involved in the shooting has not been released at this time.
Investigators said one of the deputies was wearing a body camera that may have captured the incident.
The SBI said at the conclusion of the investigation, they will provide the complete case file to the Rockingham County District Attorney.