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NC deputy investigating business robbery hit, killed by driver who initially left the scene

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(Photo: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)
A North Carolina deputy was killed while investigating a business robbery early Friday morning.

A North Carolina deputy was killed while investigating a business robbery early Friday morning.

Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright said deputies were investigating a robbery on Gillespie Street and were walking back after tracking the area with their K-9 partners when one of them was hit by a vehicle.

Wright said the driver left the scene but was found later a short distance away.

The injured deputy died at the hospital.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and State Highway Patrol are investigating.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.