Jason Walker, a Black man walking to his Fayetteville, North Carolina home was fatally shot in the head and back by an off-duty cop, an autopsy report confirmed Thursday (March 24). The 37-year-old was shot at least four times during the January 2022 incident, according to The Fayetteville Observer.
"The information in this official autopsy report confirms what we already knew –– that Jason Walker was killed unjustly in cold blood by off-duty deputy Jeffrey Hash. This is clearly excessive," a statement from Walker's family's attorney Ben Crump reads. "A train law enforcement officer knows that shooting someone that many times and in those parts of the body is shooting to kill," the statement continues.
"We will continue to push for transparency from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the family of Jason Walker is demanding murder charges be filed against Hash by the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys."
Hash initially claimed Walker jumped on his truck and busted the windshield in the January 8 fatally interaction.
Walker's killing sparked outrage in the community where a Black motorcyclist, Stephen Addison, had been fatally shot by a white man the day prior during a road rage incident.
Hash's actions are being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation.
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