Her family said that an Indiana woman was shot dead earlier this month after an alleged controversy between her family and a group of black life supporters.
The woman, Jessica Dotie Whitaker, 24, was walking along the Indianapolis Canal Walk with her fiance, Jose Ramirez and two others around 3 am when a person in his group used a racist blur,
A group of nearby strangers listened to the comment and confronted the Whitaker group, according to the station.
Ramirez claimed that the group shouted “the substance of black life” to which either Whitaker or anyone else in his group replied, “The substance of all life.”
This was followed by a short argument until the two sides separated after realizing that the other side was armed, according to Fox 59. Ramirez claimed that the two sides managed to resolve the controversy before the separation.
But minutes later, it was reported that someone had shot from a nearby bridge, and hit Whitaker, before he escaped.
“They were crushed, they went up the hill and left our mind, but they were sitting in St. Clair waiting for us to go under the bridge, and when it was shot,” Ramirez said.
Ramirez admitted that he had responded to the fire but did not hit anyone. Fox told 59 that he had to explain what happened to 3-year-old son Whitaker.
Ramirez said: “It is difficult to tell him that his mother is in heaven, and if you want to talk to her then you should look up and say” I love you, mom. “
The police did not independently verify whether the supposed controversy over the “black life issue” had occurred or whether the deadly shooting was connected.
Fox News has made numerous attempts to contact the Indianapolis Metro Police Department to seek comment.
The shooting is the second murder in the canal in a week. Police say they will increase patrols there during the night hours.