In an unfortunate event, a woman is killed after an officer’s gun went off during a hug as she was thanking him.
According to the Daily Mail, a woman celebrating the weekend before her 25th birthday was fatally shot Sunday when she hugged an off-duty police officer while dancing at a party, causing the officer’s service weapon to fire, according to police and her mother. 24-year-old Adaisha Miller was killed just days before her birthday according to her mother, Yolanda McNair, who witnessed the incident.
According to police Sgt Eren Stephens, the shooting took place at an outdoor social gathering about 12.30am and happened on the city’s west side. In Stephen’s account, Miller “embraced the officer from behind, causing the holstered weapon to accidentally discharge.” The shot went directly into Miller’s lung and hit her heart, and she died at a hospital.
While the officer’s name was not released, he and Stephen’s will remain on administrative duties while authorities investigate the shooting and report their findings to the Wayne County prosecutor. However, Mrs. NcNair wants more done, “For this to happen to her, whether they want to call it freak accident or mistake in judgment, it should have never happened to my child, and there’s nothing I can do to get her back.”
A Woman is Killed After an Officer’s Gun Went Off During a Hug.