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Deputy fired shot that killed 18-year-old at High Point church, investigators say

Investigators say the deputy was in plainclothes at the funeral service investigating a homicide that happened in Davidson County.

HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point police have released new details in the shooting at Living Water Baptist Church on Nov. 8. 

Police said a Davidson County sheriff's deputy in plain clothes fired the shot that killed 18-year-old Frederick Cox. 

Investigators said as the crowd was leaving a funeral service, people started shooting, causing panic outside the church. Police believe the shooters were from a rival gang. 

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Officers were informed by witnesses that multiple shots were fired from at least two vehicles, a newer model dark gray four-door Dodge Charger and a white four-door sedan. 

According to a release, a Davidson County deputy was at the funeral service as part of his investigation into a homicide. Investigators said when the deputy heard shots, he started ushering people to safety. At some point, the officer shot Cox. 

The SBI is investigating since a deputy was involved in the shooting. The High Point Police Department is still searching for the suspects who fired at the church.