Thursday, July 18, 2024

Unidentified neighbor arrested after shooting and killing black woman Ajike Owens in Florida

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A Florida woman is dead after she went to her neighbor’s house to confront her about the neighbor who allegedly confronted the woman’s kids amid a long-standing “neighborhood feud,” Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said during a Monday press conference.

On Tuesday evening, Marion County Sheriff’s Office took the unidentified 58-year-old woman into custody, according to Attorney Ben Crump.

Late Friday, deputies received a trespassing call on SW Lane in Ocala, Florida. When deputies arrived, they found Ajike “AJ” Shantrell Owens with gunshot wounds. Owens was transported to a local hospital, where she died.

According to Sheriff Woods, the neighbor and Owens has had a long-standing feud with each other.

The neighbor claims she shot Owens in self-defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law.”

We know that this has basically been a neighborhood feud over time, Sheriff Woods said.

Sheriff Woods said his office received about a half-dozen 911 calls from Owens and the neighbor about issues between each other. Before the shooting, an incident happened between the neighbor and Owens’ children. Sheriff Woods said the specifics of that incident remain under investigation.

However, Sheriff Woods said that the neighbor threw a pair of skates at Owen’s children, and one was hit.

The child went back and told Owens. Police said Owens then went to the neighbor’s home to confront her about the incident, which resulted in the neighbor shooting through the door, striking Owens.

According to Sheriff Woods, the interaction between the neighbor and Owens was “aggressive,” alleging that Owens was banging on the neighbor’s door and making threats. However, Sheriff Woods said the specifics are being investigated.

Attorneys for Owen’s family are calling for the immediate arrest of the neighbor and her full name, along with a photo to be released.

Before the shooting, the neighbor yelled at Owens and her children “to get off her land” and yelled racial slurs at them, according to Crump’s office.

Pamela Dias, the mother of Owens, says her daughter “had no weapon” and “posed no imminent threat to anyone” when she was shot and killed.

The neighbor has not been arrested or charged in the shooting.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. PEOPLE ARE DOING THIS WAY TOO MUCH. SHOOTING PEOPLE FOR GETTING IN THE WRONG CAR, SHOOTING PEOPLE FOR COMING TO THE WRONG HOUSE, SHOOTING PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY HAVE A DAMN GUN AND THEY PEOPLE THATS GETTING SHOT IS UNARMED! I PRAY WHOEVER TOOK THIS WOMAN FROM HER KIDS GET TAKEN FROM HER KIDS AS WELL

  2. THE STAND YOUR GROUND LAW IS ONLY FOR WHITE PEOPLE TO GET AWAY WITH KILLING BLACK PEOPLE BY SAYING I WAS SCARED FOR MY LIFE WHEN THE VICTIM NEVER HAD A WEAPON IN ALL THESE CASES THE VICTIMS NEVER HAVE WEAPONS, REGARDLESS OF THE RACE THE LADY WAS WRONG FOR SHOOTING THROUGH HER DOOR SHE JUST WANTED TO GET AWAY WITH KILLING A BLACK PERSON BECAUSE SHE’S RACIST ANYWAY SHE BEEN RACIST LOOK HER UP LOOK UP WITH HER FAMILY BEEN DOING AS WELL THEY USING THAT LAW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER THEY ARE USING THAT STAND YOUR GROUND LAW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER AND WE KNOW HOW WHITE PEOPLE THE ONES THAT’S LIKE THAT THEY GOING TO TRY ANYTHING NECESSARY TO LIE AND SAY JUST TO GET AWAY WITH KILLING A BLACK PERSON SHE KNOW THAT LADY COULDN’T COME TO HER DOOR AND DO NOTHING TO HER SHE KNOW THAT LADY WASN’T COMING TO THE DOOR THE POLICE PROBABLY TOLD HER TO USE YOUR STAND YOUR GROUND LAW I BELIEVE THE SHERIFF TOLD THAT LADY TO DO THAT JUST THAT BECAUSE I DIDN’T ARREST HER CUZ THEY TOLD HER TO DO THAT THE LADY WOULD THROW THE ROCKET THE KID AND THEN RUN AND SAY SHE’S SCARED OF HER LIFE BECAUSE I THREW A ROCK OF HER KIDS SO NOW I’M SCARED OF MY LIFE I GET TO SHOOT HER NOW RIGHT AND THE SHERIFF SAID YEAH, STAND YOUR GROUND, I’M NOT SURPRISED OF THE SHERIFF AND THEM DOING THIS I’M NOT SURPRISED AT ALL THIS IS WHAT THEY DO THEY NEED TO BE FIRED AT SHERIFF AND THAT LADY SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL BECAUSE IF IT WAS A BLACK WOMAN SHOOTING THE WHITE LADY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND THROWING IN JAIL WITH IMMEDIATELY 👎🏿

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