“Deputy Tyee Brown Killed in Shooting, Suspect Identified as Croshawn Cross – Investigation Underway”

By | July 8, 2023



On Wednesday morning, tragedy struck in Crisp County, Georgia, when a sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot during a traffic stop. The deputy, identified as Tyee Brown, 26, of Macon County, was taken to a local hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. The suspect, Croshawn Cross, 25, of Unadilla, fled the scene of the shooting but was later apprehended by Monroe County sheriff’s deputies after a high-speed chase on Interstate 475.

During the chase, Cross was driving a stolen sheriff’s office patrol car, which he had taken after shooting Deputy Brown. The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office reported that the car had been pulled over by Deputy Brown due to its stolen plates and the driver’s connection to numerous burglaries in the area. Tragically, when Deputy Brown approached the vehicle, he was shot by Cross, who then fled in the stolen patrol car.

Following Cross’s arrest, he was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and carjacking, among other charges. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) will be conducting a thorough investigation into the shooting.

The community is in shock and mourning the loss of Deputy Tyee Brown. The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office invited community members to pay their respects at the funeral home where Deputy Brown’s body was being taken. The arrival was scheduled for 1:20 p.m., and it is expected that the community will gather to honor and remember Deputy Brown’s service and sacrifice.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the dangers law enforcement officers face every day while protecting their communities. It highlights the importance of supporting and appreciating the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Tyee Brown during this difficult time..