Darnesha Harris, 16

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
December 02, 2012

Agencies: Breaux Bridge Police Department Louisiana

Cause of death: Shooting

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Darnesha Harris was 16 years old when she was killed on 12/2/2012 in Breaux Bridge, LA. Police arrived to the scene of a disturbance at the same time Harris was trying to get away from the fight. In her panic, her car hit a police car, a parked car and then a bystander. Police shot her. It is not clear if she was shot while her car was moving. Witnesses say she was shot with her hands in the air. Family, friends and community members have vigiled and rallied for “Justice for Darnesha”. A Minister called for an independent investigation and noted that the police could have stopped the car rather than shooting her in the head. The results of the state’s investigation are not yet known.

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