Deputy Sheriff Makeem Brooks was killed in a single-vehicle crash while responding to a shots fired call at approximately 11:30 pm.
He was driving on Highway 158 just outside of Garysburg when his patrol car left the roadway, entered a ditch, and overturned several times. He was transported to a local hospital where he died 30 minutes later.
Deputy Brooks had served with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office for only six months. He is survived by several children.