Robeson County, N.C., District Attorney Johnson Britt will seek the death penalty for the man who is charged with shooting and killing Lumberton police Officer Jeremiah Goodson on Tuesday.

“Because he is accused of killing a police officer,” Britt said. “That’s an aggravating factor under North Carolina statute.”

Marques Brown, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting that killed Goodson at a local gas station while the officer was attempting to serve a warrant for Brown’s arrest. Goodson was off duty and assisting another officer at the time of the shooting.

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Off-Duty N.C. Cop Shot at Gas Station