WILLIAMSTON -- A sheriff's deputy responding to a 911 call was shot to death by a man who was also killed when he refused to obey instructions from law officers.
The Williamston Police Department and the Martin County Sheriff's Office ( Sheriff Gibbsdgibbs@martincountyncgov.com )say Deputy Charlie Brown, 38, was shot and killed Tuesday morning after responding to a call about an armed suspect in Williamston, about 100 miles east of Raleigh.
Officials say that when deputies and officers arrived, Jerry Lee Pace Jr., 36, was armed and resisting instructions. They say that Pace fired his gun and that officers fired back, killing Pace. The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.
Brown was a 15-year veteran of law enforcement. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, and two daughters.