Funeral services planned for Harnett Co. dad shot, killed by deputy

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Harnett County father of three who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy earlier this month will be laid to rest Wednesday afternoon.


John Livingston, 33, was shot at least three times when deputies came to his Spring Lake home around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 looking for someone involved in an assault case, witnesses and officials said.

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Livingston and his roommate, Clayton Carroll, told authorities, who did not have a search warrant that the man deputies wanted did not live at the home on Everett Street.

Livingston then told authorities to leave, adding that they couldn’t come in without a search warrant, Carroll said.
But during that incident, authorities claim Livingston shut the door on a deputy’s foot, which sparked an altercation between Livingston and Deputy Nicholas Kehagais.

Carroll said that deputies kicked open the door, but officials disagree.

In court documents, authorities say Kehagais dropped his stun gun and Livingston picked it up and shocked the deputy which led to Kehagais shooting Livingston at least three times.

Witnesses said Livingston was not fighting back and was trying to get the Taser out of the deputy’s hands.
Livingston died around 4 a.m. on the front porch of his home.

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Visitation and funeral services will be held at the Church of the Creek on Wednesday. The visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with a funeral services beginning at 3 p.m. The burial will take place after at the Gourd Springs Cemetery in Spring Lake.

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