Samantha Ramsey shot and killed by Boone County officer - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Friends and family remember woman shot by officer

Posted: Updated:
A memorial erected at the scene of the shooting. A memorial erected at the scene of the shooting.
Brandi Stewart holding a photo of her daughter. Brandi Stewart holding a photo of her daughter.
19-year-old Samantha Ramsey from Facebook. 19-year-old Samantha Ramsey from Facebook.
Brandi Stewart holds a candle at the vigil for her daughter. Brandi Stewart holds a candle at the vigil for her daughter.
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Deadly Franklin Co. crash under investigation

    Deadly Franklin Co. crash under investigation

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:21:49 GMT
    The Franklin County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a Sesser man was killed in a crash early Tuesday morning
    The Franklin County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a Sesser man was killed in a crash early Tuesday morning

  • Jury recommends death penalty in 1983 rape-murder

    Jury recommends death penalty in 1983 rape-murder

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:54:27 GMT
    A Jefferson County jury has recommended the death penalty for a Louisville man convicted of raping and killing a woman in 1983.
    A Jefferson County jury has recommended the death penalty for a Louisville man convicted of raping and killing a woman in 1983.
  • Construction aims to build up business on the Carbondale Strip

    Construction aims to build up business on the Carbondale Strip

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:10:33 GMT
    The face of the Carbondale Strip is changing in a way city leaders say will help revitalize the downtown area.The old 710 Bookstore building is gone. In its place, several pieces of heavy equipment thatzigzaggg across a hole that’s about one-square block in size.Crews are laying the groundwork for what will be the Carbondale Flats development.“They’re drilling caissons, and putting up pilings now,” said Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity. “They’ll start doing sub-surface draining and then st...
    The face of the Carbondale Strip is changing in a way city leaders say will help revitalize the downtown area.The old 710 Bookstore building is gone. In its place, several pieces of heavy equipment thatzigzaggg across a hole that’s about one-square block in size.Crews are laying the groundwork for what will be the Carbondale Flats development.“They’re drilling caissons, and putting up pilings now,” said Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity. “They’ll start doing sub-surface draining and then st...
BOONE COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -

Family and friends are speaking out and remembering a 19-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer.

"Just to be shot four times that's excessive. That wasn't right. He could have killed the other three people that were in the car," said the victim's friend, Lynsy Hall.

It began around 2 a.m. Saturday when Deputy Tyler Brockman of Boone County was investigating a field party on River Road.

Authorities say he got out of his cruiser and was struck by a car leaving the party, causing him to land on the hood of the car. Brockman then reportedly fired four rounds into the windshield, hitting the driver.

The driver was 19-year-old Samantha Ramsey, a 2013 graduate of Holmes High School. She was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Ramsey's grieving mother, along with 150 other friends and family members, gathered on Sunday for a candlelight vigil at the location of the shooting.

"I wouldn't have expected anything less. I wouldn't have because she was so loved. You know she's a good person. She loved people, they loved her. She was a people person," said mother Brandi Stewart when asked about the large turnout.

Stewart said she learned of her daughter's death through a friend. She claims Boone County Police only contacted her to ask consent to search Ramsey's car, and the lack of communication leaves the grieving mother with questions.

"I just want to know what happened. I want answers. The officer involved … I'm not, I'm not an unreasonable person. I'm realistic. He was the last person that looked in my daughter's eyes that saw her face and I want answers," said Stewart.

Friends at the vigil expressed their anger towards the situation.

"Any other human would have been put in jail for that. He needs to answer for what he did to that family," said Gunnar Buemi.

Officer Brockman has a clean record with the Boone County Sheriff's Department where he's worked since 2010. Ramsey was arrested for driving under the influence in April of 2013.

FOX19 legal analyst Mike Allen says it's rare for officers to be criminally charged and convicted for fatal shootings on-duty.

"The determination as to whether it's a justifiable homicide is one that's based upon self defense and that's a subjective call," explained Allen.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office has only said that Officer Brockman was put on administrative leave and that they are conducting a full investigation. 

Related Content:

Teenager dies after officer involved shooting in Boone County

Copyright 2014 WXIX. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.