James Hawkins, 35
University City Division patrol officers responded to a domestic violence assault with a deadly weapon call for service. Upon arrival, officers located Mr. Hawkins inside the residence with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic.
Mr. Hawkins had served as a deputy sheriff with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office since 2005. His wife Deputy Sheriff Rataba Hawkins has been with MCSO since 2002.