Published: Fri, January 19, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Slain Columbus teen got upset when deputy threatened arrest, attorney says

Slain Columbus teen got upset when deputy threatened arrest, attorney says

A sheriff's deputy has fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in a United States courtroom after a fight broke out involving the youth, his family and the officer.

The shooting occurred in a juvenile court in Columbus just before 1 p.m., said Chief Deputy Rick Minerd of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department. "And what we have learned was the deputy was knocked to the ground as part of that altercation where he came under attack ... one shot was sacked". Haynes was in court on for a hearing regarding a menacing with a firearm charge. The fight that led to the deadly shooting involved Haynes, his family and a deputy.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien told the newspaper the teen was also upset by a judge's order that he continue to wear an electronic monitoring device."Joseph was a little out of sorts because of how things went at the hearing", Brisco told the paper.

Haynes was taken to a hospital about a mile away, where he died. Haynes had become emotional during the hearing and remained so afterward as well. "Joseph was resisting, and that's when there was a scuffle".

Haynes was struck in the abdomen with a bullet from the deputy's gun when the deputy was knocked to the ground during a fight. "Now he won't have a chance", Haynes' grandmother said. "[The deputy] started going over and pushing [Haynes' mom] up against the wall and Joey told him to leave his mom alone and he wouldn't leave his mom alone, so Joey went over there and grabbed ahold of his shoulder", she said.

"All of a sudden he pulled his gun and shot him", Geraldine Haynes recalled "You could smell the gunpowder".

"Joey's hands were up, like that", Haynes said, lifting up her arms. "And his injuries support that", he said.

The deputy was also rushed to the hospital but details about his condition remain unknown.

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