Jessica Doty Whitaker (Young Mom Shot Dead) Wiki – Jessica Doty Whitaker (Young Mom Shot Dead) Biography
Jessica Doty Whitaker is a young mother who was shot and killed on July 5 following an argument over the Black Lives Matter movement, according to her family. 24-year-old Jessica Doty Whitaker was with her fiance, Jose Ramirez, and two other people by the downtown canal in Indianapolis in the early hours of Sunday, July 5, when their group entered into a dispute with another group over the use of a racial slur, Ramirez told Fox59.
Jessica Doty Whitaker Death
Jessica Doty Whitaker was walking with her partner Jose Ramirez and two friends at 3am on July 5 when they came across four men and a woman and an argument broke out.
The dispute was eventually settled, Ramirez shared, but minutes later it turned fatal when shots were fired from the other group, hitting Whitaker. Ramirez told WTHR, “I was actually holding her when it happened. She just fell. I turned around, and I opened fire too. But that’s just a reaction. I didn’t see nobody.” He said he doesn’t believe he hit anyone.
Whitaker leaves behind her 3-year-old son. She was 24 years old, a home health nurse who was set to return to school in August and marry Ramirez in a year, WTHR reported. The fatal shooting is still under investigation.
The groups clashed over language and the Black Lives Matter movement, WTHR reported.
“I’ll never probably ever get that image out of my head of what happened,” Ramirez told the local news station.
According to Ramirez, the groups got into a racially charged argument, and one man pulled out a gun, and so Ramirez did too.
One article, published in far right news organization The Daily Wire, reported that Doty Whitaker had said “all lives matter” to the group, who allegedly were supporters of the BLM movement.
A GoFundMe page that has been set up to raise funds for Doty Whitaker’s funeral has already garnered almost $19,000 in donations.
“We are asking for you to donate whatever you can to help our family give her the most beautiful service she deserves,” the page reads.
“Also to help with the beautiful son she left behind. That was her pride and joy.”
On Facebook, Doty Whitaker’s father, Robert J Doty Sr, called for justice for his daughter and said he believes the killing “is considered a hate crime”.