FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The shooting of a Black man by a sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina sparked a protest Sunday.
The News & Observer reports that the shooting took place shortly after 2:15 p.m. Saturday in Fayetteville.
A news release issued by the Fayetteville Police Department said 37-year-old Jason Walker was struck by the truck of an off-duty Cumberland County sheriff’s deputy.
Authorities said the deputy shot Walker and then called 911. The deputy was not identified by police.
The police department said a preliminary investigation determined Walker “ran into traffic and jumped on a moving vehicle."
A group of protesters, who demonstrated outside the Fayetteville police station Sunday, disputed the account given by police.