Sammie "Junebug" Davis was shot and killed by a deputy in Macon, Ga., in 2012.

Activists have called for a new investigation into the death of a black man fatally shot by a deputy in a grocery store parking lot nearly 8 years ago.

WMAZ-TV reports a news conference held in Macon, Georgia, on Monday called for the reopening of the shooting that killed Sammy “Junebug” Davis in December 2012. 

It comes several years after a district attorney who oversaw the case ruled a deputy who shot Davis had acted properly following a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into the shooting. The deputy was later fired for his actions in a different case.