18-Year-Old Dies Following Police Chase, Shooting


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TheeBadOne
December 12, 2003, 01:27 PM
ADRIAN, Mich. -- An 18-year-old woman who was shot by a Michigan State Police trooper following a chase in Lenawee County died Friday morning, according to police.

A sheriff's deputy tried to pull over Jessalyn Simons for a traffic violation around 5 p.m. Thursday, just outside Adrian, Mich., according to police. She led police on a five-mile chase and then hit a Michigan State Police patrol car at U.S. 223 and Wolf Creek, police said.

When a trooper tried to approach the woman's car, she drove toward the officer, Local 4 reported. Police said the trooper fired his gun, hitting the woman.

The woman was airlifted by a medical helicopter to the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo where she was listed in critical condition Thursday, according to police. She reportedly died around 7:15 a.m. Friday.

The trooper who shot the woman has reportedly been placed on administrative leave while police continue to investigate.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/2700780/detail.html
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Always tragic when someone dies, doubly so when they are young.

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clubsoda22
December 12, 2003, 01:34 PM
sounds reasonable to me.

Leatherneck
December 12, 2003, 01:35 PM
Always tragic when someone dies
Yep, 'specially suicide like this. :mad:

TC
TFL Survivor

TheeBadOne
December 14, 2003, 12:48 AM
It wasn't a suicide (unless the driver was trying to run over the Officer with the inention of being shot and hopefully killed).

griz
December 15, 2003, 06:18 AM
I believe that's what he meant.

Carlos Cabeza
December 15, 2003, 10:56 AM
SBC (Suicide By Cop)

Ryder
December 15, 2003, 11:02 AM
Once she hit that police car it was assault with a deadly weapon IMO.

I've tried to teach my kids not to run from imaginary trouble. I sure hope it sunk in!

El Tejon
December 15, 2003, 11:04 AM
The police officer acting in self-defense is no tragedy. The tragedy is a person behaving like he allegedly did. Parents taught her nothing.:mad:

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