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Ohio woman says police fired at her husband without warning killing him while the man was shooting into the air to celebrate 2022

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An Ohio woman says police shot and killed her husband without warning just minutes into the new year.

Marquetta Williams told the Canton newspaper that her 46-year-old husband, James Williams was shot when the police were investigating reports of gunfire. One of the cops exited the police car and confronted somebody shooting.

The gunfire turned out to be an annual tradition of shooting into the air in their residential neighborhood in the city.

Williams said her husband was using an AR-15 that belonged to her. The man just made some celebratory shots on Saturday outside their Canton home. She also said other neighbors also fire shots to celebrate New Year.

She said her husband went outside to shoot some more and then returned saying, “I’ve been shot.”

The cops arrived and the shooting unfolded at about 12:05 a.m. Canton Police Chief Jack Angelo said in a statement that the officers feared for their lives and used their duty firearms at James. The woman said the officers identified themselves before opening fire without warning.

“Out of the blue, he said he got shot, he got hit,” she said. “I don’t know where it came from. Nobody said anything. They didn’t say, ‘Police.’ They didn’t say, ‘Freeze.’ They didn’t say, ‘Drop your weapon.’ They just shot him.”

James Williams was transported to a hospital where he was then pronounced dead. No officers were injured.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating and all evidence including body camera images and firearms has been turned over to the agency. The officer involved has been placed on administrative duty, which is standard procedure in shootings involving police, and his name has not been released.

Author: Usa Really