On Wednesday, an Ohio deputy shot and killed a 16-year-old suspect during an altercation which took place inside a domestic courtroom. The boy, who got shot in the abdomen, was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery but was declared dead.
Ohio Deputy Says Family Started Altercation
According to Rick Minerd, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy, the events that led to the death of a 16-year-old suspect and the wounding of a deputy transpired on Wednesday during a court hearing. Courtroom records show that the unfortunate incident took place at approximately 12:40 p.m.
Soon after the meeting was adjourned, 16-year-old Joseph Haynes turned to his family in order to discuss the outcome of his trial. Haynes’ scheduled court appearance involved a firearm discharge and using an electronic monitoring device.
However, after the trial, the 16-year-old and some of his family members, probably discontent with the outcome of the trial, became violent and started threatening one of the deputies on duty. According to eyewitnesses, at one point, the Haynes’ family members knocked the deputy to the ground.
After hitting the floor, the Ohio deputy took out his firearm and fired a single shot in Haynes’ direction, wounding the 16-year-old in the abdomen. Haynes was transported to the hospital for emergency surgery but was later declared dead.
The Ohio deputy was also wounded during the scuffle and was taken to the hospital. According to Minerd, the deputy sustained non-life-threatening injuries after the domestic courtroom incident. He also wanted to extend his condolences towards the teen’s family and wishes the deputy a speedy recovery.
Pending the internal investigation, the Ohio deputy who shot Haynes has been placed on administrative leave. Furthermore, the authorities have refused to disclose the identity of the deputy. Officials might press charges against the family members.
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