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SBI Report: Victim Tried to Run Down Deputy

Posted September 4, 1997

— There are new details to report in the Hoke County Sheriff's Department shooting that left one man dead. However, the new information is not answering David Sivak's family's questions about exactly why he was shot and killed five days ago.

The Hoke County Sheriff and the SBI told family members Sivak tried to run down Deputy Frank Hicks several times before the shooting.

The death certificate shows Sivak died from a bullet wound to the back. But investigators wouldn't answer any questions about how many shots were fired.

Deputy Hicks remains on adminstrative leave with pay.

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