Deaf driver shot dead by cop during traffic stop
Authorities in the southern American state of North Carolina are investigating the death of a deaf man who was fatally shot after a trooper tried to pull him over for speeding. Daniel Harris, 29, who used sign language to communicate, led trooper Jermaine Saunders on a 13-kilometre chase on August 18 that started on an interstate highway and ended outside his home in Charlotte. The driver exited his vehicle in the neighbourhood and an “encounter took place” that led to a shot being fired, North Carolina State Highway Patrol spokesperson Sergeant Michael Baker said on August 22. The driver died at the scene.