Harnett Man Killed by Harnett Deputies Ruled Homicide by State Medical Examiner.
According to papers released Monday, the shooting death of a Harnett County man has been ruled a Homicide by the State Medical Examiner’s office. The incident took place in early November when there was an altercation between two deputies and John Livingston.
The autopsy report states that Livingston was shot three times from an “indeterminate/distant range.” One of the bullets passed through his left arm into his chest, while the others also passed through his arms and ended up in his upper back and around his collar bone.
Toxicology tests showed that Livingston had a blood-alcohol content of 0.14 and had cocaine metabolites – chemicals created as the body tries to break down and get rid of cocaine – in his system.