Protesters gathered in Fayetteville in North Carolina for a second night on Monday after a black man was allegedly shot dead by an off-duty cop. 

Jason Walker, 37, was killed just after 2:15pm on Saturday outside his home on Bingham Drive. 

The deputy involved in the shooting, identified as Lieutenant Jeffrey Hash, was taken into custody, but not arrested, and put on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Hash phoned 911 after the shooting and told cops he fired at Walker after he jumped on his truck, but protesters have challenged his version of events. 

Demonstrators outside Fayetteville’s Transit Authority last night chanted ‘What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now’ while another group of protesters held signs outside the State Capitol in Raleigh.  

Meanwhile the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began an ‘initial assessment’ of the case, reviewing ‘evidence, statements and body-worn camera’ to determine whether there were potential civil rights violations.

Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins said on Monday that a preliminary investigation had found that Walker ‘ran into traffic and jumped on a moving vehicle’ before he was shot. 

But Hawkins said investigators had examined the black box computer of the truck, which had not recorded any impact with any person or thing.   

‘We currently have no witnesses who claim that anyone was hit by this truck,’ she said, adding that the only witness said Walker was not struck by the vehicle.

Protesters gathered in Fayetteville in North Carolina for a second night on Monday after Jason Walker, a black man, (pictured) was allegedly shot dead by off-duty cop Lieutenant Jeffrey Hash

Protesters gathered in Fayetteville in North Carolina for a second night on Monday after Jason Walker, a black man, (pictured) was allegedly shot dead by off-duty cop Lieutenant Jeffrey Hash

Protesters gathered in Fayetteville in North Carolina for a second night on Monday after Jason Walker, a black man, (pictured) was allegedly shot dead by off-duty cop Lieutenant Jeffrey Hash 

Graphic video shows the scene after an off-duty police officer, identified as Lieutenant Jeffrey Hash, fatally shot a black man who he claims jumped on his truck while he was driving down the road Saturday (Pictured: The unidentified Cumberland County sheriff's deputy is seen wearing a blue hoodie a baseball cap as he calls 911)

Graphic video shows the scene after an off-duty police officer, identified as Lieutenant Jeffrey Hash, fatally shot a black man who he claims jumped on his truck while he was driving down the road Saturday (Pictured: The unidentified Cumberland County sheriff's deputy is seen wearing a blue hoodie a baseball cap as he calls 911)

Graphic video shows the scene after an off-duty police officer, identified as Lieutenant Jeffrey Hash, fatally shot a black man who he claims jumped on his truck while he was driving down the road Saturday (Pictured: The unidentified Cumberland County sheriff’s deputy is seen wearing a blue hoodie a baseball cap as he calls 911) 

After the alleged attack, the off-duty deputy fatally shot Jason Walker, 37, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. A bystander can be heard in the video claiming to have heard four shots fired (Pictured: A police officer speaks to the off-duty deputy as a trauma nurse who witnessed the accident attends to Walker's wounds)

After the alleged attack, the off-duty deputy fatally shot Jason Walker, 37, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. A bystander can be heard in the video claiming to have heard four shots fired (Pictured: A police officer speaks to the off-duty deputy as a trauma nurse who witnessed the accident attends to Walker's wounds)

After the alleged attack, the off-duty deputy fatally shot Jason Walker, 37, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. A bystander can be heard in the video claiming to have heard four shots fired (Pictured: A police officer speaks to the off-duty deputy as a trauma nurse who witnessed the accident attends to Walker’s wounds) 

Walker, a single father who leaves behind one young son, was pronounced dead on scene. 

Police did not disclose how many times or where he was shot but family members said that Walker was shot in the back twice. 

Elizabeth Ricks, a trauma nurse who said she witnessed the incident and applied pressure to Walker’s wound, told the crowd on Sunday that Walker was attempting to cross the street to get to his home when he was struck by the deputy’s truck and then shot. 

Ricks told the News & Observer she was on the scene and watched the entire situation unfold. As a trauma nurse, she jumped into action and tried to save Walker’s life.

‘I did not see anyone in distress. The man was just walking home,’ said Ricks.

In video of the shooting’s aftermath, recorded by Rick’s husband, it appears the off-duty deputy had been driving a red truck that was not a law enforcement vehicle. 

Hash told police: ‘[Walker] ran across the street, so I stopped. He jumped on my car and started screaming. He broke off my windshield wiper and started beating the glass.’ 

His attorney said he would argue self-defense in the case the shooting came to trial.  

Police Chief Hawkins said investigators noted that a windshield wiper was torn off the truck and used to break the windshield in several places.  

Walker was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unclear how many times or where he was shot

Walker was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unclear how many times or where he was shot

Walker was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unclear how many times or where he was shot

Walker, a single father who leaves behind one young son, was pronounced dead on scene

Walker, a single father who leaves behind one young son, was pronounced dead on scene

Walker, a single father who leaves behind one young son, was pronounced dead on scene

Investigators with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation have taken over the shooting investigation, Fayetteville police said.

Graphic video from the scene shows a burly white man, who people on social media have identified as the deputy, standing by a red pickup truck talking on the phone, while a black man, who they say is Walker, lies on the ground near the back of the vehicle in a puddle of blood. 

Sirens are heard in the background as bystanders rush to help Walker and apply pressure to his wound.  

‘People are hostile right now,’ the driver identified as the deputy says in the video. 

‘Nobody is hostile,’ a shirtless black man replies from across the street. ‘Don’t you (expletive) say that.’ 

‘I don’t know where the entry point is,’ the woman attending to Walker’s wound says. ‘He won’t tell me where he shot him.’ 

When police arrived on the scene, the driver begins telling his version of the events.  

‘I was coming down here,’ the driver is heard telling police. ‘He ran across the street, so I stopped. He jumped on my car, started screaming.’ 

The driver says Walker then pulled on his windshield and hit the glass. Someone is heard saying that they heard four gunshots. 

‘Is he dying?’ a child is heard asking from off-camera. 

Investigators have not received any footage of the incident itself but are asking any one with information to step forward. 

WRAL-TV spoke with Walker’s family, who described him as a happy go-lucky man with a big heart.

‘I was sad. That’s my best friend. We were really close,’ said cousin Brittany Monroe. ‘It really broke my heart because he would never hurt anyone. I don’t understand how it could happen to him. He would do anything for anybody.’ 

Protestors gathered out a North Carolina police department on Sunday to dispute police's claims that Walker 'ran into traffic and jumped on a moving vehicle'

Protestors gathered out a North Carolina police department on Sunday to dispute police's claims that Walker 'ran into traffic and jumped on a moving vehicle'

Protestors gathered out a North Carolina police department on Sunday to dispute police’s claims that Walker ‘ran into traffic and jumped on a moving vehicle’ 

Demonstrators (pictured on Sunday) outside Fayetteville's Transit Authority last night chanted 'What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now' while another group of protesters held signs outside the State Capitol in Raleigh

Demonstrators (pictured on Sunday) outside Fayetteville's Transit Authority last night chanted 'What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now' while another group of protesters held signs outside the State Capitol in Raleigh

 Demonstrators (pictured on Sunday) outside Fayetteville’s Transit Authority last night chanted ‘What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now’ while another group of protesters held signs outside the State Capitol in Raleigh

Demonstrators also called for the unidentified off-duty deputy to be arrested on Sunday

Demonstrators also called for the unidentified off-duty deputy to be arrested on Sunday

Demonstrators also called for the unidentified off-duty deputy to be arrested on Sunday

Another cousin told WRAL that the family is in shock and searching for answers. 

‘We’re hearing one side of the story that sounds like a person that Jason is not, and then on the other side, we’re hearing a story that makes complete sense,’ he said.

‘We have to take it one day at a time. Hopefully the system does what’s right and gets to the bottom of this. We really just want justice for Jason.’ 

Protestors gathered outside the Fayetteville police station Sunday to dispute the account of the deadly incident given by police and call for the off-duty officer to be arrested. 

‘When Fayetteville Police arrived they did not disarm the shooter, they did not arrest the shooter, and worst of all they did not render aid to the victim,’ the Fayetteville Activist Movement claimed in a social media post. 

On Sunday, Hawkins said the deputy was taken into custody but was not arrested.  

Hawkins confirmed that the department is now in possession of the firearm, which she said was not his service weapon. 

Hawkins also explained that officers on the scene did not administer medical aid because the civilian who was attending to his wounds. was a medical professional. 

Source: dailymail

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