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One dead in officer-involved shooting in Harnett County

Posted November 15, 2015 9:39 a.m. EST
Updated May 16, 2016 10:13 p.m. EDT

— One man is dead following a confrontation between a suspect and Harnett County deputies in Spring Lake on Sunday morning.

Authorities said that deputies responded to a residence at 146 Everett St., near the intersection of Stage Road and West Everett Drive, at 3:39 a.m. to follow-up on an assault investigation. A confrontation with an individual at the home resulted in a shooting.

John David Livingston, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene. A deputy sustained minor injuries.

Bristol Edge said she witnessed the incident.

"My friend Clayton and I started screaming and pretty much going crazy," she said. "The officers asked us to grab something to put pressure on the wounds."

A friend of Livingston's, who only wanted to be identified as Pam, said she does not think he friend would have fought with an officer.

"He wouldn't have ever gone against the police like that," she said. "There is just no way any of us are buying that. I mean, there are people that do and we know that, but that just is not who he was."

Deputy Nicholas Kehagias has been placed on administrative leave while the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation reviews the incident, which is standard procedure.

Kehagias has worked with the Harnett County Sheriff's Office since July 2013 and is assigned to the Patrol Division.