Sixteen-Year-Old Boy Killed By Franklin County Deputy At Courthouse

Elias Hubbard
January 18, 2018

A teen fatally shot by a deputy during an OH courthouse scuffle had become upset when the deputy threatened to arrest him at the end of a hearing, the boy's lawyer said.

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.

Sheriff's Office Investigations Chief Rick Minerd said a fight broke out between a deputy in the courtroom, Haynes and members of his family as the hearing concluded.

"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".

Minerd didn't identify the deputy, saying the investigation was ongoing. "And what we have learned was the deputy was knocked to the ground as part of that altercation where he came under attack".

Joseph Haynes was in a domestic relations courtroom in Columbus when his family and a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy reportedly got into a scuffle.

"Now he won't have a chance", Haynes' grandmother said. He died a half hour later at the hospital.

"Joey went over grabbed him by his shoulders and the guy slung him around and slung Joey to the ground".

Geraldine Haynes also said that her grandson had his hands up at the time of the shooting.

Minerd said the sheriff's office extends its condolences to the family of Haynes and wishes the injured deputy a quick recovery.

The fifth floor of the Franklin County Courthouse is now closed.

Haynes' lawyer Jennifer Brisco told The Columbus Dispatch that during the hearing, the deputy threatened to arrest Haynes after the teen became highly emotional.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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