source: Aljazeera News
published: 19 January 2018
A teenage boy has been shot and killed by police after a juvenile hearing at an Ohio court during an altercation, local officials said. Joseph Haynes, 16, was appearing for a hearing about a firearms charge against him at the Franklin County court in Columbus on Wednesday when a deputy sheriff struck him with a bullet in a hallway.
The teenager was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“At some point as the hearing was concluding there was an altercation that ensued involving the deputy and some of the family members,” Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Rick Minerd told reporters.
Jennifer Brisco, Haynes’ lawyer, said the scuffles broke out when the officer threatened to arrest her client.
“Joseph was a little out of sorts because of how things went at the hearing,” Brisco told The Columbus Dispatch, a local newspaper.