Boone Co., Kentucky — A preschool teacher went to a field party. She ended up dead. In spite of the tragedy that has outraged the victim’s community, it was announced Thursday that her killer won’t face charges.
How could this be?
You see, the shooter was a police officer.
The gunman shot four times through 19-year-old Samantha Ramsey’s windshield after he ended up on top of her hood after trying to stop her from driving away from the party.
Just moments before he had been beside the car, but somehow just seconds later was both struck by the car AND had the ability to draw his weapon from a retention holster and fire four rounds through the windshield, killing Samantha.
Of course, if anyone not wearing a badge had done this, he’d be in jail a long, long time. But it was a cop, Deputy Tyler Brockman of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, in Kentucky, near the border with Cincinnati, Ohio.
Conveniently, Brockman’s microphone wasn’t working, and the shots were fired just out of view of his dashboard camera. He claims he hurt his footsie after falling off the hood of the dead girl’s car. But he did it all to protect the innocent, of course.
From his statement, we read: “The shots were fired not only to save his life, but also the pedestrians walking on the road and the officers currently just down the road initiating other arrests.”
“While Tyler and his family remain extremely thankful he is alive, his survival came with the heavy burden of doing what he had to do to protect himself and others. He sincerely regrets the loss the Ramsey family has suffered. “
Footage shows the series of events leading up to a teen girl being shot dead by police early Saturday morning while leaving a party.
Dashcam video shows Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Brockman trying to stop Samantha Ramsey, 19, of Hebron, Kentucky – but it does not show him jumping on the hood or firing the shots that took her life.
The 48 minute video released shows Brockman approaching the car and Ramsey not stopping. The shooting occurred off camera but friends hysterical reactions are clearly shown.
The car is seen leaving the field where the party was held, and the officer fails to stop Ramsey from leaving.
Brockman chases after her on foot – he contends she tried to run him over – and the car ends up only 20 seconds later in a ditch.
The position of the deputy when he fired the shots is not shown, nor are the actual gun shots.
There is no audio in the video.
The crash is also off the screen, but a cloud of smoke soon billows up from the car and a passenger stumbles out and collapses onto the road.
She can be seen crying at the side of the road before another person is seen overcome with emotion.
Both throw their arms in the air multiple times, the person on the right side of the screen rocks back and forth, unable to calm down.
Ambulances and other police officers soon arrive and begin questioning the other teens that either saw the incident or were at the party.