Cumberland County Assemblyman Fired, Charged After February Shooting

CAPE FEAR, NC (WNCN) — A former deputy for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has been accused of firing a firearm at an occupied property and was fired from his job after surrendering to authorities Friday night.

Luis Hernandez Jr., 40, was fired Feb. 11 after shooting a moving vehicle on Feb. 8.

At approximately 10:45 p.m., Hernandez Jr. responded to a call from a suspicious vehicle parked at the intersection of Mercedes Drive and Sara Lane in Cape Fear.

As Hernandez approached the car, he saw three people inside, who he then asked to show their hands, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Everyone in the car held their hands out the window, the report said.

However, Hernandez asked the passenger to get out of the car, which he did. After that, the vehicle fled the scene, and then Hernandez shot the car seven times, the press release said.

No injuries were reported, but the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation.

The sheriff’s office said it terminated Hernandez three days later when it investigated his response to the call and opened another investigation into whether the former deputy committed criminal acts by firing his gun as part of his response to the incident . This investigation is ongoing.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/cumberland-county-news/cumberland-county-deputy-terminated-charged-following-february-shooting/ Cumberland County Assemblyman Fired, Charged After February Shooting


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