Members of the U.S. 23 Task Force raided a known drug house along U.S. 23 in southern Ross County late Wednesday night. As soon as they got inside, they found a woman with a head wound on the couch in the living room.
"It was discovered later that a bullet had accidentally discharged from outside the door of the trailer and went through the outside wall of the trailer and into the living room," said Ross County Sheriff George Lavender.
The bullet struck Krystal Barrows in the head. She was flown to OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, but she died from her wounds.
"The weapons of all the tactical members were collected as evidence and turned over to agents of BCI for investigation," Lavender said.
On Friday, BCI identified the officer who fired the shot as Sgt. Brett McKnight, an 11-year veteran of the sheriff's office. He has been placed on paid administrative leave.
The sheriff says he was outside the home at the time of the raid and never heard a shot go off. He thinks it probably happened at the same time a flash-bang grenade was used as agents entered the home.
'They found'... 'It was discovered later'... 'I never heard a shot!'
NOBODY noticed the sergeant fire a shot? HE didn't know he fired one? Really? They had to do FORENSIC TESTS TO FIND OUT WHO'D FIRED?
I can't help it; the only thing I see in this bullshit is "You really fucked up, Brett, but we'll try to cover this up for you much as we can."
Just fucking disgusting.