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The fatal shooting of a man by an off-duty sheriff's deputy in North Carolina is under state investigation - Erie News Now

The fatal shooting of a man by an off-duty sheriff's deputy in North Carolina is under state investigation - Erie News Now
By Devon M. Sayers, CNN

The man killed was identified by the Fayetteville Police Department as Jason Walker, a 37-year-old Black man.According to a statement Saturday by Fayetteville police, a preliminary investigation showed Walker "ran into traffic and jumped on [the] moving vehicle" that the sheriff's deputy was driving.In a press conference on Sunday, Fayetteville Police Chief Gina V.Hawkins said that an analysis of the vehicle's so-called "black box" showed that "that vehicle did not impact anything or anyone," and a windshield wiper had been torn off and used to break the windshield in several places.

" When asked about the video at the press conference Sunday, Hawkins said that she had seen the video.Officer placed on administrative leave Hawkins said she asked the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation on Saturday night to "take the lead in the investigation.

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