Jason Walker Murder | Fayetteville, North Carolina – a white off-duty deputy shot and killed a black man who alledgly jumped in front of his truck.
The murder happened on Saturday in Fayetteville, NC. Jason Walker, 37, was shot and killed outside his Bingham Drive home about 2:15 p.m.
According to police, the murderer has been identified as an off-duty deputy with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a statement from the Fayetteville Police Department, Walker ” ran into traffic and jumped on a moving vehicle” when he was shot by the driver — an off-duty deputy — who then called 911.
Police declined to release the deputy’s name citing North Carolina public records law. However, the statute specifically states that the identity of a complaining witness — in this case the off-duty deputy — is public record.
The State Bureau of Investigation is now in charge of the case.
A witness of the murder says Walker did not jump in front of the truck. She says she saw everything and that the deputy came out of his truck and just shot Walker. Walker was on his way to visiting his family, according to witness.
Friends and family of a Fayetteville man who was shot and killed by an off-duty Cumberland County deputy on Saturday protested with a march to City Hall on Sunday.Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins and Cumberland County Attorney Billy West held a briefing Sunday afternoon regarding the shooting of 37-year-old Jason Walker that happened on Bingham Drive.
“The preliminary investigation has revealed an adult male ran into traffic and jumped on a moving vehicle,” the initial release read. However, Hawkins said Sunday that was not true.
Hawkins said the truck’s “black box,” or on-board computer, showed it did not register any impact to the vehicle by “any person or thing.
“Investigators noted that a windshield wiper had been torn off of the truck and the metal portion was used to break the truck’s windshield in several places, Hawkins said.
The deputy was taken into custody and processed.
Hawkins stressed the deputy is being treated like “any other citizen.”Hawkins said she asked the State Bureau of Investigation to take the lead in the investigatio
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