Martin County Commissioner Derek Price told ABC11 Eyewitness News Deputy Charlie Brown died after a shootout in the 1700 block of West Main Street. The unidentified suspect also was killed.
Deputy Brown was responding to a call in Williamston about a man who was walking down the street and firing a gun. Williamston is located about 100 miles east of Raleigh off the US 64 bypass.
Brown was a narcotics officer with the Martin County Sheriff's Office.