Kentucky Patrol Share New Details On OSU Abduction Case

  • 2/13/2019 1:52:55 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY - The Kentucky State Police held a press conference on Wednesday to share more details in the OSU Abduction case that led to an officer-involved shooting in Kentucky. 

At the beginning of the conference, Kentucky State Police officials stated that they were not aware of the abduction case in Mansfield Ohio at the time of the 911 call they received regarding a woman in distress.

It was revealed the 911 call was referring to victim Skyler Williams and the suspect Ty'rell Pounds. Witnesses state that Williams was witnessed mouthing "help me" at a gas station before Pounds began fleeing again.

A pursuit initiated on I-71, heading southbound. Trooper Joey Brown of the Kentucky State Police attempted to initiate a pit maneuver after stop sticks were unsuccessful in stopping the vehicle. The tactic worked, spinning Pounds' vehicle 180 degrees on the exit ramp he had driven onto to try and escape capture.

Trooper Brown's door was hit and peeled off by the suspect's van. Once Brown exited his vehicle, he saw the suspect's weapon, and called out the threat to other units before discharging his service weapon several times. 

Ty'rell Pounds had been wearing a bulletproof vest, but several of the shots fired from Brown penetrated Pounds around and above the vest. Pounds was pronounced deceased on scene. 

Officer Brown then moved to check on Williams, who had been fatally shot. The bullet exited Williams' arm and had penetrated the left side of her chest. First aid was administered until Williams was transported to the University of Lousiville Hospital, where she was then pronounced deceased.

The investigation found that the bullet that had killed Williams had come from the weapon that Pounds had been using.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help cover funeral expenses for Skylar's services and to put money aside for her son Kylo as he grows up without parents. That GoFundMe can be viewed here.

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