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Woman who fatally shot Florida mom-of-four in front of her son charged with manslaughter

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A white woman accused of fatally shooting a black mother of four after an argument involving the slain woman’s children in Florida has been arrested.

Susan Louise Lorincz, 58, has been charged with manslaughter with a firearm, culpable negligence, battery and two counts of assault, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement released. in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Lorincz, who is white, is accused of shooting Ajike ‘AJ’ Owens through a closed door in Ocala on Friday night.

It is alleged that Lorincz threw a roller skate at one of Owens’ children and swung an umbrella at another in a heated exchange before going to tell their mother.

In a video released by the sheriff’s office, the 58-year-old can be seen lowering her head as she is taken into custody by authorities.

Susan Louise Lorincz, 58, has been charged with manslaughter with a firearm, culpable negligence, battery and two counts of assault, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement released. in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Lorincz is accused of shooting Ajike 'AJ' Owens, who is black, through a closed door in Ocala on Friday night

Lorincz is accused of shooting Ajike ‘AJ’ Owens, who is black, through a closed door in Ocala on Friday night

The Owens children were playing in a field near an apartment complex in Ocala, Fla., on Friday when Lorincz “started yelling at them to get off his lot and calling them racial slurs,” the report said. famous civil rights lawyer Ben Crump.

The kids then accidentally left behind an iPad after leaving the field, Crump said, before returning to pick it up.

According to police, Lorincz “engaged in an argument with the children” which was overheard by a neighbor.

“During the argument, Lorincz threw a roller skate at Owens’ 10-year-old son, hitting the child in the toe,” the statement read.

“After that, when the child and her 12-year-old brother went to talk to Lorincz, she opened her door and threw an umbrella at them.”

While walking towards Lorincz’s house, it is alleged that Owens approached his door and “knocked several times and demanded that Lorincz come out”.

Police say that’s when Lorincz “fired a shot through the door, hitting Owens in the upper chest.” She later died in hospital from her injuries.

“As she was shot, Owens’ 10-year-old son was standing next to her.”

Walking towards Lorincz's house, it is alleged that Owens approached his door and

Walking towards Lorincz’s house, it is alleged that Owens approached his door and ‘knocked several times and demanded that Lorincz come out’

Police said that through their investigation and eyewitness testimony, they were able to establish that

Police said that through their investigation and eyewitness testimony, they were able to establish that “Lorincz’s actions were not justifiable under Florida law.”

When questioned, Lorincz told police that “she acted in self-defense and Owens tried to break down her door before she discharged her gun.”

“Lorincz also claimed that Owens has chased her in the past and attacked her before.”

Police said that through their investigation and eyewitness testimony, they were able to establish that “Lorincz’s actions were not justifiable under Florida law.”

Under Florida’s “stand your ground” law, people are essentially allowed to use deadly force if they feel their life is in danger.

‘Every time we think or perceive or believe that [the ‘stand your ground’ law] could come into play, we cannot make an arrest. The law specifically says that,’ Sheriff Billy Woods said at a Monday news conference.

“And what we have to rule out is whether or not that lethal force was justified before we could even make the arrest.”

Woods acknowledged that Owen’s children were engaged in an argument with the neighbor before the shooting over their presence on his lawn. He said officers have responded half a dozen times to complaints about the ongoing feud since January 2021.

The children of Ajike 'AJ' Owens hold back tears during a press conference held at the New St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Ocala, Florida on Monday

The children of Ajike ‘AJ’ Owens hold back tears during a press conference held at the New St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Ocala, Florida on Monday

Lawrence Collins (left), brother of Ajike 'AJ' Owens, holds hands with friend Charise Thomas (right) during a press conference held at the New St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Ocala, Florida, Monday

Lawrence Collins (left), brother of Ajike ‘AJ’ Owens, holds hands with friend Charise Thomas (right) during a press conference held at the New St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Ocala, Florida, Monday

Crump, who represents Owens’ family, said in a statement that the shooter shouted racial slurs at the children before the confrontation with their mother. Owens and his children are black.

The sheriff’s office did not confirm that there were slurs uttered or say whether race was a factor in the shooting.

Crump tweeted a photo of Owens on Monday. ‘This is Ajike ‘AJ’ Owens – a mother of four who was shot and killed after apparently knocking on the door of a white woman’s residence to retrieve her child’s iPad.

“It is believed the Owens children accidentally left the device in a field they were playing in and the woman took it.”

“It’s stupid when they try to justify this unjustifiable murder of this mother of four who was killed in front of her children. It’s heartbreaking on every level,’ he said CNN before the arrest.

Woods was joined at his press conference by community leaders and a local lawyer retained by the family, Anthony Thomas.

Crump tweeted a photo of Owens on Monday.  'This is Ajike 'AJ' Owens - a mother of four who was shot and killed after apparently knocking on the door of a white woman's residence to retrieve her child's iPad

Crump tweeted a photo of Owens on Monday. ‘This is Ajike ‘AJ’ Owens – a mother of four who was shot and killed after apparently knocking on the door of a white woman’s residence to retrieve her child’s iPad

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“It’s stupid when they try to justify this unjustifiable murder of this mother of four,” Crump told CNN on Monday before the arrest.

At a vigil with the family later Monday, Thomas said the sheriff promised him the most professional service he and his deputies could provide, and Thomas plans to hold the agency to that.

During the same rally, Owens’ mother, Pamela Dias, said she was demanding justice for her daughter and grandchildren.

“My daughter, the mother of my grandchildren, was shot and killed with her 9-year-old son standing next to her,” Dias said. “She had no weapon. She posed no imminent threat to anyone.

This is just the latest incident involving Florida’s controversial “Hold Your Grips” law.

In April, one of two men who shot each other’s daughters in a road rage incident had his charges dropped after prosecutors ruled he acted in self-defense in under the law.

Frank Allison, 44, opened fire on William Hale, 36, after the pair began swerving and dragging each other down on a Florida highway last year. He shot Hale’s car after the 36-year-old threw a water bottle into his car during the fight.

But authorities ruled his first shooting was justifiable under Florida self-defense law, determining that Hale was responsible for the ensuing chaos.

Florida’s “Hold On” Law – What Does It Cover?

In Florida, you are allowed to use deadly force in self-defense if you believe you are at risk of being killed or seriously injured by another person.

But unlike the laws of other states, you don’t have to try to get away before engaging in deadly force.

People may say “hold on” when they think there is a valid reason why they are about to be the victim of a serious crime.

But the statue states that it cannot be used to defend someone who engages in criminal activity.

People also cannot invoke the law if they use deadly force against a law enforcement officer in the line of duty.

You can only use “stand your ground” if the person is in a place where they are legally allowed to be – that way someone won’t be able to use the law while they break into the house of someone, for example.

According to Florida Statutes Chapter 776: “A person is justified in using or threatening to use deadly force if he or she reasonably believes that the use or threat to use such force is necessary to avoid imminent death. or grievous bodily harm to himself or another person”. or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible crime.

“A person who uses or threatens to use lethal force in accordance with this paragraph is under no obligation to retreat and has the right to stand if the person using or threatening to use lethal force does not is not engaged in any criminal activity and is in a place where he has a right to be.

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