Woman accidentally killed during Ohio...

Woman accidentally killed during Ohio drug raid

There are 179 comments on the Ohio.com story from Dec 13, 2013, titled Woman accidentally killed during Ohio drug raid. In it, Ohio.com reports that:

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO: Authorities say a woman was killed in an accidental shooting by a law-enforcement officer during a drug raid in rural central Ohio.

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Since: Oct 11

Rawson, OH

#1 Dec 13, 2013
These people are not upstanding citizens, and yes they need to "face the music" for there crime. HOWEVER, this cop needs also to face the music of his crime. I hope to God he gets an actual punishment (the way us citizens would), and maybe even more of one.

All of these wanna-be paramilitary cops busting into houses with guns pointed at heads and fingers on the triggers need to be 'deprogrammed' and learn that they are not in Afghanistan and they certainly aren't Navy Seals.

If the situation is in deed just as the gazette describes, I agree this COULD have been a dangerous situation. However, these situations (drug raids) happen all over the country daily and very rarely do the 'suspects' initiate gun violence. What we do see more and more often is cops taking a 'shoot first, ask questions later' attitude.

"weapon malfuction"...I wonder if the prosecutor would accept that if this would have been a man shooting his wife?

I also wonder if the gazette would try harder to make the cops look like the good guys if the lady had a baby in her arms?
crap

Chillicothe, OH

#2 Dec 13, 2013
How exactly did this happen? Was there a struggle? Or was she face down on floor/ground and he/she shot her?

Since: Oct 11

Rawson, OH

#3 Dec 13, 2013
http://www.chillicothegazette.com/article/201...

Hard to tell from the story.. Fortunately, with so many people at the scene I think there is a better chance that the public will hear the real facts.

If it turns out she was already in custody, this story will take on all new dimensions.
Live and Learn

Chillicothe, OH

#4 Dec 13, 2013
The sheriff's office is not saying what happened, I know it has to be investigated however if a cop was shot we would have the whole story within a couple of hours of it happening. I hope they are not getting their ducks in a row to cover things up. I do not like drug dealers or users but to be shot while unarmed and not resisting arrest as I suspect happened is also wrong. Going to be interesting to see what will finally be said by the sheriff about it. I don't know how Ross county works but I am accustomed to how Pickaway county works and they know how to cover up and spin better than any!
Hair Raiser

Greensburg, PA

#5 Dec 13, 2013
If you dont put yourself in thwse types of situations then ypu dont have to worry about getting shot. Drugs are bad really bad she put herself there.
Helen Roper

Dublin, OH

#6 Dec 13, 2013
Chalk up a win for the taxpayers. I'm sure we were supporting this loser.

Since: Nov 12

Trinity, TX

#7 Dec 13, 2013
In situations like this you are told NOT TO MOVE for a reason. Not saying who is wrong who is right. How many GOOD law enforcement don't go home to their families because someone in a drug bust " moved" and the officer was shot?
fierce1

Chillicothe, OH

#8 Dec 13, 2013
Helen Roper wrote:
Chalk up a win for the taxpayers. I'm sure we were supporting this loser.
agreed! I guess she had 3 kids that we've probably been supporting too. I hope they end up with someone decent to raise them right and away from drugs!
big daddy

Demotte, IN

#9 Dec 13, 2013
i have known the barrows family for years. better know the facts before you run your mouth. this girl is someones child and mother. how would you feel if it was your child or mother? better think before you run your mouth. remember about casting the first stone.
WTH

Clyde, OH

#10 Dec 13, 2013
I love how 82Angst says cops shoot first and ask questions later. If they could shoot more often, then there would be less criminals running away and repeating their crimes. Don't shoot to kill, unless warranted, but shoot to wound and stop. Too many thieves and druggies any more. And....meaning no disrespect to the girls family.
Helen Roper

Dublin, OH

#11 Dec 13, 2013
big daddy wrote:
i have known the barrows family for years. better know the facts before you run your mouth. this girl is someones child and mother. how would you feel if it was your child or mother? better think before you run your mouth. remember about casting the first stone.
. If this was my child, I wouldn't know she was dead because as soon as I found out she was a junkie, I'd write her off. If this woman was my mother, I'd run as far away as possible. I hate junkies. They ruin families. And families try to hang on to them. WRITE THEM OFF. FREE YOURSELF.
anon2b

Van Wert, OH

#12 Dec 13, 2013
When police fear the people, you have a republic,
When people fear the police, you have tyranny.

Were talking about drug dealers here, not a serial rapist, killer, or anything in that league.
And simply put, if it was a routine thing where a officer fired to protect his lfie, they wouldnt be investigating (mechanical malfunction) or (investigating who fired the shot), they would simply admit it, but they wont will they. Maybe the officer who fired the shot was high on something, I hope he got drug tested.
Helen Roper

Dublin, OH

#13 Dec 13, 2013
Of course, now the taxpayers will be in the hook for a lawsuit the family will likey file. And I'm sure the family will start begging for donations to bury the girl.
WTH

Clyde, OH

#14 Dec 13, 2013
anon2b wrote:
When police fear the people, you have a republic,
When people fear the police, you have tyranny.
Were talking about drug dealers here, not a serial rapist, killer, or anything in that league.
And simply put, if it was a routine thing where a officer fired to protect his lfie, they wouldnt be investigating (mechanical malfunction) or (investigating who fired the shot), they would simply admit it, but they wont will they. Maybe the officer who fired the shot was high on something, I hope he got drug tested.
Really? The whole post is ignorant. We're talking about drug dealers, users, and thieves. You don't get raided unless you've been investigated and a warrant issued for provable cause. Upstanding citizens don't need to fear the Police.
Your really ignorant to say the officer may have been high.
Pimp down

Mansfield, OH

#15 Dec 13, 2013
Give the cop a promotion one less deadbeat junkie out there. If this would happen more often this would be a better world.
Live and Learn

Chillicothe, OH

#16 Dec 13, 2013
Well, now we know that she was inside the mobile home and the officer was outside and he accidently fired his gun, the bullet went thru the wall and struck her in the head. So she was not resisting arrest, don't know if he was a rookie and had not been out on drug raids before but think his firearm training is lacking. I do not think the officer was high however officers have been arrested for doing drugs before on rare occasions. Regardless, doing drugs should be a prison sentence not a death. I do feel sorry for her family, especially kids, who knows what kind of upbringing she had? Yes, sometimes it is a parents fault! I would not ever, ever give up on my kids as an earlier post said, I love them and would never stop trying to change their life. I can not turn my heart on and off, however I am very fortunate that none of my children ever wanted to go that route and I never had to go through that. So, she is gone and someone loved her so please don't start with the horrible remarks about her because she can never be a problem to you now!
Sunshine

Chillicothe, OH

#17 Dec 13, 2013
WTH wrote:
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Really? The whole post is ignorant. We're talking about drug dealers, users, and thieves. You don't get raided unless you've been investigated and a warrant issued for provable cause. Upstanding citizens don't need to fear the Police.
Your really ignorant to say the officer may have been high.
Well, upstanding people do need to fear the police in some cases because I have read, more than once, about police barging in the wrong house in a drug raid. One time an older man who could not move fast enough and was stunned at what was happening was shot. So cops are not perfect and in small towns they have to hire who they can afford and according to how many apply which does not always yield the best results for the force. We all know this, we all see this ourselves on the local level, always one that just doesn't seem up to par. Police have been known to do drugs and sell drugs too, one such case going on in Columbus right now, so never say never!

Since: Jul 13

Ray, OH

#18 Dec 13, 2013
WTH wrote:
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Really? The whole post is ignorant. We're talking about drug dealers, users, and thieves. You don't get raided unless you've been investigated and a warrant issued for provable cause. Upstanding citizens don't need to fear the Police.
Your really ignorant to say the officer may have been high.
And yours is as if you think inside a box. No matter how a person is titled to the public eyes it does not make them a perfect person. Any one is capable of being crooked. Police, Bankers, Doctors, Pastors etc!! And Addiction does not discriminate because of your job title, where a person lives, how a person was raised or the color of a persons skin..
triggerdisciplin e

Chillicothe, OH

#20 Dec 13, 2013
is trigger discipline taught, i mean it has to be right, obviously too hard , this is why the CPD, Ross sheriff do not deserve AR-15s or a bearcat, give them back their .38 revolvers less dangerous for everyone involved
curtis

Chillicothe, OH

#21 Dec 13, 2013
well said
Live and Learn wrote:
Well, now we know that she was inside the mobile home and the officer was outside and he accidently fired his gun, the bullet went thru the wall and struck her in the head. So she was not resisting arrest, don't know if he was a rookie and had not been out on drug raids before but think his firearm training is lacking. I do not think the officer was high however officers have been arrested for doing drugs before on rare occasions. Regardless, doing drugs should be a prison sentence not a death. I do feel sorry for her family, especially kids, who knows what kind of upbringing she had? Yes, sometimes it is a parents fault! I would not ever, ever give up on my kids as an earlier post said, I love them and would never stop trying to change their life. I can not turn my heart on and off, however I am very fortunate that none of my children ever wanted to go that route and I never had to go through that. So, she is gone and someone loved her so please don't start with the horrible remarks about her because she can never be a problem to you now!

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