Police Shoot 21-Year-Old in Ohio Shoplifting Incident
- September 2, 2023
- Posted by: Noris Anderson
- Category: Security Guard News
A terrible occurrence occurred in Ohio when a 21-year-old woman, Ta’Kiya Young, was killed following a confrontation with police in a Kroger store parking lot. The incident happened when a Kroger employee reported an alleged theft of alcohol from the store, which set off a chain of events that resulted in a deadly gunshot.
According to various sources, the event occurred on Thursday at 6 p.m. inside the Kroger store on Sunbury Road. At the time of the event, police officers were already on the scene, aiding a person who had been locked out of their automobile. The cops approached Ta’Kiya Young after receiving the shoplifting complaint from Kroger staff. She was parked in an accessible parking space, and her car lacked a license plate. She did not, however, comply with the cops’ orders to evacuate the vehicle.
Instead of obeying, Ta’Kiya drove ahead, putting one officer squarely in the car’s path. The officer allegedly fired rounds through the vehicle’s glass in reaction to the perceived danger. Officers cracked the windshield after the incident to assist Ta’Kiya. She was then transferred to a local hospital, where she and her unborn child sadly died. Ta’Kiya Young leaves behind her six and three-year-old children, adding to the heartbreak of the situation.
Body camera video has not yet been made public as the inquiry into the event continues. Both policemen engaged in the altercation have been put on administrative leave until the investigation is conducted. Authorities are investigating whether or not department regulations and procedures were followed during the incident. The event has raised debate regarding police protocols, the use of force, and the need for openness in such circumstances. As the community mourns the death of Ta’Kiya Young and her unborn child, there is an increasing need for a thorough and impartial inquiry into the facts surrounding this tragedy to ensure justice is served.
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