A 21-year-old woman was shot dead inside her car after she drove into a police officer in a parking lot in Ohio.
Ta’Kiya Yyoung, who was pregnant with her third child, was shot inside her vehicle in Blendon Township after rolling her car into the cop.
According to reports, local police officers approached the mother after a staff from Kroger store accused her of stealing.
The family’s attorney, Sean Walton, said that the bodycam footage shows that the shooting was unjustified.
Speaking to AP, Waltson said: “The video did nothing but confirm their fears that Ta’Kiya was murdered unjustifiably…and it was just heartbreaking for them to see Ta’Kiya having her life taken away under such ridiculous circumstances. Ta’Kiya’s family is heartbroken.”
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is now investigating the incident.
In the bodycam footage released by police, Young can be seen rolling down her car window while asking an officer why she was being stopped.
She then turned the steering wheel and rolled her vehicle forward into another police.
Before the mother was shot, she can be heard asking: “Are you going to shoot me?”
Young’s car continued to move forward until it slammed into the wall of a grocery store.
Officers reportedly called for paramedics and an emergency room doctor who happened to be in the parking lot was quick to help.
In a statement released on behalf of her family, they said: “Ta’Kiya was a beacon of love, strength and energy to all who knew her.
“Her tragic passing has left a void that words can’t describe, especially for her two young sons, who must now grow up without the love and guidance of their mother, and while coming to understand the circumstances that led to her homicide.”
The department said that the first officer was a victim of misdemeanor assault as his hand was inside the driver’s window when the mother moved forward.
Their statement also said that the second officer, who fired his weapon, was a victim of attempted vehicular assault.
Brian Steel, executive vice president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City Lodge No. 9, said: “Based on my training experience, from what I saw in that video, I understand why it could be justified.
“But again, I don’t make that decision. Ultimately, a grand jury is going to make that decision.”
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