Protests erupted in North Carolina Sunday after a video emerged that showed a black man fatally shot by an off-duty cop. Authorities say the man jumped onto a moving pickup truck.
According to Fox News, Fayetteville police officers responded at 2:18 pm on January 8th to a report of a shooting at Bingham Drive near Shenandoah Drive. The driver of the pickup truck was an off-duty Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputy. He is accused of fatally shooting Jason Walker.
The Fayetteville Police Department said in a press release Saturday, “The preliminary investigation has revealed an adult male ran into traffic and jumped on a moving vehicle. The driver of the vehicle shot the male subject and notified 911. The male subject was pronounced deceased on scene.”
Investigators have no witnesses claiming the man was hit by the truck. “Investigators also noted that a windshield wiper was torn off, and a metal portion was used to break the windshield of the truck in several places,” Fayetteville Police chief Gina Hawkins said.
“Any time a death occurs, the community should be upset. There are many postings on social media, and all too often rumors and unverified information are being spread.” The video has since gone viral. The Fayetteville Police are still investigating the events that occurred.
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