September 4, 2023

Ohio Police Fatally Shot Pregnant Woman

Bodycam footage has been released in the shocking shooting of a young, pregnant black woman in Ohio.

Ta'Kiya Young, 21, died Aug. 24 after she was shot in her car outside of a grocery store outside of Columbus.

"One officer is seen standing at her door and repeatedly telling her to 'get out of the car,'" the BBC reported.

"For what?" she responds twice, adding: "I'm not going to do that."

One officer seen in front of the car has his left hand on the bonnet, his gun drawn in the other hand."Are you going to shoot me?" she says moments before a single shot is fired and the officer quickly moves out of the car's path.

"Sean Walton, an attorney representing Young’s family, said the video clearly shows that the Aug. 24 shooting of the 21-year-old woman was unjustified and he called for the officer to be fired and charged immediately. Walton also criticized police for not releasing the video footage for more than a week after the shooting," the Associated Press reported.

“Ta’Kiya’s family is heartbroken,” Walton said in an interview with The Associated Press. “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.”

The officer involved in the shooting is currently on administrative leave as the case remains under investigation.

The names of the officers involved in the incident have not been released, according to reports.

The family continues to pursue justice for the loss of the young woman, losing both the life of Ta'Kiya and her unborn child following the tragic shooting.

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