Mother of Three Shot in the Head, Killed, as She Sat on Couch

ROSS COUNTY — As Krystal Barrows was resting on her couch minding her own business, the last thing she expected was to be shot in the head and killed.

It happened when officers crowded around her home to perform yet another failed “drug raid.”

The location of Krystal's death. Photo Source: Chillicothe Gazette

The location of Krystal’s death. Photo Source: Chillicothe Gazette






According to reports, officers from U.S. 23 Task Force were executing a search warrant.

Krystal was unarmed and  posed no threat to any of the officers as they stood outside.

Krystal Barrows leaves behind her three children, ages 9, 14, and 19. Photo Source: Soundcloud.

Krystal Barrows leaves behind her three children, ages 9, 14, and 19.

For reasons currently unknown, Officer McKnight fired a round before entering the home.

That round went through the exterior of Krystal’s home and into her head.

Once the officers entered her home, they found her slumped on her couch.

She was in critical condition with a bullet wound to the head.

She was taken to a medical center at Ohio State University, where she perished.

She leaves behind her three sons, 9, 14, and 19.

Officers claim that they found heroin, guns, and “large amounts” money inside the home.

They claim to have also arrested six people, most of whom had outstanding warrants.

However, the sheriff’s office has not provided additional details as to why exactly Krystal was killed.

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Legal counsel for the Sheriff’s office claims that the round was not intentionally fired.





Some are puzzled as to how, precisely, a round to the head was an “accident” and not an assassination.

Investigators are still in the process of determining whether it was due to a malfunctioning firearm or a mistake by the officer.

The sheriff’s office refused to give details beyond what was provided in two news releases,  according to reports.

Neither of those releases specify how the accident happened in great detail.

Whether or not it was an accident, one thing is certain: it is yet another needless instance of death and suffering caused by over-zealous police raids and the “War on Drugs.”




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