Sahlah Ridgeway, 32

Syracuse, New York
February 12, 2016

Agencies: Syracuse Police Department New York

Cause of death: Not Yet Known

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Last updated: almost 4 years ago


Sahlah Ridgeway, 32, was shot by an officer in front of Kimton Place Apartments around 8:30 p.m., Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler confirmed this afternoon during a press conference about an unrelated rash of robberies.

Fowler said Ridgeway was armed with a sawed-off shotgun when she was confronted by police. When she refused to drop the weapon, an officer shot her, Fowler said.

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February 2016 The District Attorney's office will present evidence to a Grand Jury which will determine if the officer's actions were justified. There will not be a Special Prosecutor brought in to handle the case.

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