STONEVILLE (AP) — An autopsy says a slain North Carolina man was shot three times by sheriff’s deputies in front of his wife and children after what authorities said was a confrontation in his driveway following a low-speed chase.
The News & Record of Greensboro reports the autopsy was released Thursday in the May 29 death of 38-year-old Todd Brent Burroughs of Stoneville.
Authorities have said Rockingham County deputies followed Burroughs because they thought his vehicle looked suspicious.
The toxicology report says Burroughs had a blood-alcohol level of .20 percent, above the .08 legal limit to drive.
The two officers in the shooting and the victim are white. The State Bureau of Investigation has been looking into the shooting and will turn over its report to the district attorney when completed.