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'I'll kill you': Video shows sheriff's deputy threatening man with gun while in traffic

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A Houston sheriff's deputy is under investigation after video shows him pulling a gun on a driver and threatening to kill him.

The driver says traffic forced him to stop suddenly while the deputy was driving on a motorcycle behind him.

He says that angered the deputy.

“I mean, that's not something you do every day is threaten to kill somebody. If I threatened to kill somebody, I’d go to jail,” said George Dickerson, who had a gun pulled on him by a deputy. "If I held a gun to whomever and said I’m going to kill you, that's a terroristic threat."

He says he got caught up between two officers working a funeral procession Monday afternoon on the south loop.

Dickerson says the motorcycle officer in front of him slammed on their brakes, so he did the same, which forced the Harris County deputy on a motorcycle behind him to do the same.

"He said he was going to kill me because I stopped too short, and it wasn't intentional. I was doing so because of the traffic, because of the cop in front of me. You know? I'm in a work truck. I'm definitely not going to be out there being a jerk,” said Dickerson.

His work partner caught the interaction on his phone, but they didn't need the video to remember the gun pointed their direction on the south loop.

"I just didn't feel like it was right. You know, I woke up this morning, I was terrified,” said Dickerson.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says they are aware of the video and investigation is taking place into what happened.

"I know they're not all like that. You know, there's just, there's a few while everybody else is amazing,” said Dickerson.

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