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Offline xfreeper

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Unarmed woman accidentally shot in head by police during raid
« on: December 16, 2013, 01:24:13 PM »
Police are now saying the shot that killed an unarmed Ohio woman during a botched drug raid was purely accidental–and the officer who fired the shot didn’t even know that his gun had gone off.
 
Last week, a drug task force with the Ross County sheriff’s department executed a search warrant on a trailer in Chillicothe, Ohio. They expected to find a large cache of weapons and drugs.
 
But after detonating a flash grenade and entering the trailer, they found a 35-year-old woman, Krystal Barrows, dying of a gunshot wound to the head. Weapons and heroin were also found, and six suspects arrested, according to The Chillicothe Gazette. Barrows later died from the wound.

A police investigation determined that the fatal shot had come from the weapon of Sgt. Brett McKnight. According to a police press release, the news came as a surprise to McKnight, who was allegedly unaware that he had even fired.
 
The department suspects that McKnight fired his weapon by accident, at the exact moment that the flash grenade was detonated. Flash grenades are used to create confusion for suspects as police initiate a raid, although in this case, the police were just as confused as the inhabitants of the trailer.
 
Though weapons were found, the police report did not specify whether any of the suspects were armed. No shots were fired, other than the one that killed Barrows, according to Ross County Prosecutor Matt Schmidt.
 
Barrows had no criminal record, except a misdemeanor conviction for drunk and disorderly conduct. She leaves behind three children, ages 9, 14 and 19, according to local news reports. Her Facebook page suggests she has four children–three sons and a daughter–however.
 
McKnight has been placed on paid leave for the time being.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/16/unarmed-woman-accidentally-shot-in-head-by-police-during-raid/

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Re: Unarmed woman accidentally shot in head by police during raid
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 01:24:28 PM »
There is a difference between accident and negligence

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Re: Unarmed woman accidentally shot in head by police during raid
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 01:28:21 PM »
Is the family dog still among to living?  :whistle:   :smokin:


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Re: Unarmed woman accidentally shot in head by police during raid
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 01:36:22 PM »
Is the family dog still among to living?  :whistle:   :smokin:

Family pets no longer register. The guard has progressed to killing unarmed humans.

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Re: Unarmed woman accidentally shot in head by police during raid
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013, 05:10:04 PM »
If that sheriff truly didn't know his gun went off then he should be fired since he has no sense at all. I don't care how crazy the raid was the man had to be aware of what his gun was doing or he is incompetent.

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Re: Unarmed woman accidentally shot in head by police during raid
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2013, 05:28:21 PM »
This would be totally unacceptable for anyone that doesn't wear a badge. 

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Re: Unarmed woman accidentally shot in head by police during raid
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 07:37:49 PM »
Hey, he went home safe at the end of the day. That's the important thing  /S


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