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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation said Monday that its agents have been asked to look into a fatal shooting involving an off-duty sheriff's deputy that sparked a local protest. A news release says Fayetteville police Chief Gina Hawkins and the Cumberland County district attorney asked the NCSBI to conduct the investigation into the Saturday shooting. A news release from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Jeffrey Hash has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation. The Fayetteville Police Department says a preliminary investigation determined that 37-year-old Jason Walker "ran into traffic and jumped on a moving vehicle." Walker was pronounced dead at the scene. A group of protesters gathered outside police headquarters Sunday disputed the department's account. Black Lives Matter protesters chanting Walker's name marched to the Fayetteville transit center on Monday night.

BRIDGETON — Police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday in the 100 block of South Pine Street.

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Officers discovered six .40-caliber casings in the roadway and six bullet holes in the side of a house. No injures were reported, police said.

Reports indicated that a white SUV was seen fleeing the scene, heading north on South Pine, when the shots were fired.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call police at 856-451-0033 or share tips at bpd.tips.

— Eric Conklin

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