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Body cam released after North Carolina deputies say suspect pulled AR-styled gun on them prior to fatal shooting

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Three Nash County Sheriff’s deputies tracked a car linked to an alleged sexual assault, but only one of them had their body camera turned on when the driver pointed a gun at them.

While responding to the February call one of the deputies opened fire and killed 29-year-old Johnathan Ramirez.

According to ABC11, Ramirez did not comply with the deputy’s commands and pointed a rifle at him. The deputy then shot and killed Ramirez.

The sheriff says his deputies were following a car linked to an alleged sexual assault. According to the report, the deputies followed Ramirez, the driver, to his home. When the deputy came out to confront Ramirez, he pulled out an AR-style rifle.

Ramirez’s family say the deputies were searching for the wrong person.

All three deputies have been put on administrative leave until a formal investigation can be completed.

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