North Carolina saw protests Sunday after video showing the aftermath of an off-duty deputy fatally shooting a Black man who authorities say jumped onto a moving pickup truck went viral.
Fayetteville police officers responded at 2:18 p.m. on Jan. 8 to a report of a shooting along Bingham Drive near Shenandoah Drive. It involved the driver of a pickup truck, only identified as an off-duty Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputy, who is accused fatally shooting a Black man named Jason Walker.
“The preliminary investigation has revealed an adult male ran into traffic and jumped on a moving vehicle,” the Fayetteville Police Department said Saturday in its initial press release. “The driver of the vehicle shot the male subject and notified 911. The male subject was pronounced deceased on scene.”