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Mother of Ohio teen killed by police: state rep called, told me she was dead

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Sheila Owens, the mother of Georgia Owens, 18, who died in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday night after being shot by police, said a state representative called her and told her that her daughter was dead, ABC News reported.

The incident unfolded around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, when officers responded to a 911 call from a couple who was afraid that their 18-year-old son, Justin, had engaged in physical altercations with their 16-year-old daughter, identified by authorities as Georgia.

Georgia joined the couple in the 911 call, screaming and begging police not to shoot.

“I want them to keep their eye on him,” the teenager said, according to ABC News. “We’re scared of him. He is very aggressive.”

Justin was ultimately arrested at the scene after resisting police officers and throwing rocks at them, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

According to the police report, he fled from police and was eventually seen running out of an apartment complex with a gunshot wound to his leg.

“He ran away. He opened fire on the police officer. He shot the police officer,” Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther told the Dispatch.

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