Sheriff’s deputy fatally shoots 16-year-old in Ohio courtroom
A courtroom hearing in Ohio turned into a tragic scene after a 16-year-old was fatally wounded by a Sheriff’s deputy.
According to NBC news, Joseph Haynes, 16, was appearing at a Franklin County courthouse in Columbus for a hearing involving a menacing with a firearm charge and an electronic monitoring device.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy, Rick Minerd, said there was an altercation when the hearing was concluding between a deputy and some of the teenager’s family members.
The deputy, who was not identified, was knocked to the ground and shot Haynes in the stomach, who was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
There is an ongoing investigation about the shooting.