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Protests held after off-duty deputy fatally shoots man who police say jumped on his truck in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Protests were held Sunday afternoon in Fayetteville a day after police said an off-duty Cumberland County deputy shot and killed a man who jumped on his moving pickup truck.

Dozens of protesters were at Fayetteville Police Headquarters and later marched to the Market House Sunday afternoon.

The protest took place after police say a man who ran into traffic and jumped onto a moving vehicle Saturday was shot dead by the driver — an off-duty Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office deputy — in Fayetteville.

The incident happened just after 2:15 p.m. Saturday along Bingham Drive near Shenandoah Drive, according to a Saturday afternoon news release from Fayetteville police.

A police news release said, “an adult male ran into traffic and jumped on a moving vehicle.” The driver of the pickup truck then shot the man who was on his vehicle and called 911, police said.

The man who was shot died at the scene.

Jason Walker, 37, of Bingham Drive was later identified as the man who died.

During the preliminary investigation, witnesses said the man jumped onto the front of the pickup truck, police said.

“The investigation has revealed the driver of the truck, who shot Jason Walker, was an off-duty Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputy,” a news release Saturday night from Fayetteville police said.

Police then said that the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation would be taking over the investigation.

No one has been charged in the shooting, so the deputy’s name was not released, according to the news release.