Mother of Two Shot in the Chest, Killed by Police After She Called 911 for Help

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GASTONIA, NC — An innocent woman who called 911 for help was shot and killed by police who arrived at her home on Tuesday.

She only called them for help, said the family, devastated over their loss.

“My sister would not hurt anyone,” said Debra, her sister.

Betty Sexton was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

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It began when Officer LaDoniqua Neely pulled out her gun, aimed it at Betty, and shot her in the chest, according to reports.

Betty is a mother of two and was concerned when a couple of unwanted guests entered her home.

The guests may have known her boyfriend, who was sharing the home with her at the time.

She promptly called 911 to have the guests removed.

In the meantime, she took out an old musket antique to protect herself from the intruders. Of course, the musket was not a working firearm.

When police arrived, they commanded Betty to put down the musket and she immediately began to comply, according to reports.

Despite putting down the musket, she was shot to death anyway.

“That officer still shot my sister dead in the chest,” said Debra.

“All she wanted was someone removed from her house,” she added.

We suspect that Officer LaDoniqua will claim that she “feared for her life.”

She has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is conducted.

Betty’s death is the third shooting by officers in Gastonia in just this year so far.

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“We haven’t had this many officer-involved shootings this close together since I started working here in 1994,” said Donna Lahser, a spokeswoman with the Gastonia police.

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  • JTDraper

    Gastonia? North Carolina? The article doesn’t mention which state the story occurred in.

  • They’veGoneFarEnough

    LaDonica. I think that says it all.

    Folks, it is long past time to get serious about addressing these cop killings, beatings, tasings, etc. They are out of control and non one but we, the people, are going to change it. By whatever means necessary, we MUST change it.

    • Nexxusty

      It most certainly says it all.

      Good call.

      • ryan

        it says nothing and it’s not a good call. stop spreading ignorance and prejudice

        • Dave Markovich

          What’s your problem? Isn’t it everyone’s right to feel how they want and say what they want? Why are you so quick to defend the cops you must be one of those boot lickers??? Just saying!!!

        • John

          Fuck off Ryan. Your the piece of shit! Quit race baiting everything!

    • MetalTeK

      I guess when the police show up in you neighborhood, EVERYONE needs to go outside, armed, and with cameras rolling? Until the police are policed, this shit is just going to keep get worse.

      • Ausserirdischer

        ALL names in this story are STRANGE.

        • michael

          maybe the entire thing is fictional. could be for all we know… part of the propaganda machine to desensitize us all…

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      yes we do, but until people get it through their heads that it is not just the blacks being killed. or the browns, yellow, etc. it’s everyone but the blue/khaki!! people need to stop fighting with each other, because as long as we do, they will continue to get away with this shit. and stop blindly supporting, and/or electing someone simply because they have a d, or r, next to their name

      • Dale Ford

        My nephew was shot 5 times in the back going to his knees and complying. We buried him the day before Thanksgiving 3 years ago.

        • Gary Williams Jr.

          I’m very sorry to hear that. about the only possibly comforting thought is, at least he’s in a better place now. free of this worlds evil.

          • Dale Ford

            Thank you.

        • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

          i’m so sorry for your loss … for your nephew’s life stolen

          • Dale Ford

            Thank you

        • Robin Rose

          So sorry for you & your family’s loss. God bless you all.

    • ryan

      what do you mean when you misspelled LaDoniqua and wrote, “I think that says it all.”? is that racism and judging a book by it’s cover all in seven words? I’m impressed, that is some efficient ignorance

    • Luc

      what does LaDonica say you racist? white cops have been shooting innocent black people like it’s open season, and you want to got THERE??? GTFOH

      • guest

        Get it right they are shooting all races dumb ass stop watching the news that apparently are trying to start another race war come on let’s all get together in every state and stop the shit these pigs are doing and stop all this tired racism bullshit!!!!!

    • R.j. Spring

      4630 Cottonwood Ln
      Gastonia, NC

      Here’s her address. Someone in NC go and fuck her up.

    • Jerry

      I agree. Police brutality is way out of control.

      So is racism. LaDoniqua? What racial, socioeconomic, and cultural assumptions are you making when you suggest her name says it all.

      Eric. Darren. Timothy. What do these names tell us?

      • Sean

        Cops distrust citizens. Thats what they are trained to do. Its a mentality and a thought process. Eric, Darren, Tim are all interchangeable names. I even know a black Chad. Cops generally fuck with people who are in low income areas. This is why their is videos of them in NY going around waking up homeless people and telling them to move along. These low income areas are where “minorities” typically reside. Its part racism, but more go after people who prob can’t pay their fines. Those people become a part of the prison system and help those who profit from the success of the prison industry. The more they jail, the more they profit and can say, look, we need more funding for more prisons. The race thing is mostly secondary. Thats why the majority of people IN prison, have social issues, disabilities and are of different races. They are just typically pulled from the same areas because of previous success with an arrest made by the cops. And if your neighborhood is mostly black, you will see more of them getting filtered through the system.

      • What!!

        not fun when the rabbit got the gun. home owner shouldnt have had a gun

    • Guest

      not going to happen. there is a certain minority that likes to ignore police brutality unless it happens to one of their own, and they spend to much time making the problem about themselves and only themselves. We will never all be able to work together until they realize that it is not them vs white cops…it is people vs, state, …we all have to be on the same page if we want anything to change

    • Dave Markovich

      It is so sad, are these cowardly pigs just out to kill anyone, I mean this is just as you said “time to get serious”. Let’s start busting some cop skulls and every time they go too far they will get justice from us we the people who they supposidly work for, OMG I’M SO FURIOUS ABOUT WHAT THESE PIGS GET AWAY WITH … WHAT THE F#$K IS IT GOING TO TAKE???

      • john_erox

        I’m with you brother. Whatever it takes, I’m in.

      • making_pie

        Slow torture.

    • Thomas Fisher

      LaDonica, doesn’t say it all except that is a racist thing for you to say. Most killer cops are white men.

    • What!!

      chump the home owner had a gun.

    • Leigh Bailey

      Wait, what? What does the officer’s first name have to do with anything? Racist.

  • Enrique Elizondo

    Savages are just killing and their bosses just love the carnage. In previous times sticks ,fire ,anything was a weapon, you do not have to have full artillery to down one.

  • Michael Fuson

    so the cops are killing the victums now

  • LawrenceNeal

    Never, EVER, call the SA Murder Squad.

    https://www.facebook.com/AssholesOfTheSerpent

  • Seerightthere!

    When she complied with the officer she must have made “furtive” movement…..

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      maybe she was holding a puppy, and gave them a “dehumanizing stare” (13 yr. old kid was tazed for that one)

  • curtis hillier

    damnit people….we need to stand up to this bullshit………even victim’s are getting killed…….fuck these coward cop’s,i am sick to death of it all……..people keep saying oh well there are still lot’s of good cop’s around lol…hahahahahaha bull freakin shit there are,cop’s have turnned into a bunch of coward pussies who kill kid’s and women and who are terrified for their lives every time someone moves……we need a revolution to fix this i’m afraid.

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      Thomas Jefferson said, every 200 years, we need to get rid of all of them, and start over. and he was right, damn near to the day!

    • Merlin Jenkins

      As long as they can hide behind the badge and continually get off with a slap on the waist then they will continue to do it.

  • Seerightthere!

    Wait a minute, after re-reading the story I noticed the officer has an ebonic name, this can only mean one thing…. the Victim was killed because she was white and the officer was Black. Wheres Al? Jesse? Anybody?

    • Roy Blankenship

      Shut up, asshole.

      • Sgt. Killgood

        Well said Roy

      • ryan

        so much stupidity, ignorance, racism and prejudice in this comment thread.

      • Seerightthere!

        You want to lick my what?

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      the fact is, an innocent citizen was murdered, for absolutely no reason. and furthering the wedge between us, is only helping these Nazi’s get away with this shit. until people stop fighting each other, we can NEVER stop them!! if someone murders your loved one(s), does it really matter what color the murderer is?

      • Seerightthere!

        You missed the point entirely. Maybe it wasn’t blunt enough….

    • Nichole Latrese Gardner

      Thats what you think about when this lady just lost her life. You sound so dumb.

      • Seerightthere!

        You aren’t a deep thinker are you? If you understood nuance you would see I was making a point about the Police State we now live in…. And how the meme is advanced in order to fundamentally transform our society.

    • Happy Tinfoil Cat

      No, no no. It’d female on female violence. When will the catfights end? ;^) Actually, cop versus citizen.

      • Seerightthere!

        You are correct! How could I have been so blind? But we must find a way to incorporate race into every situation in order to advance our transformation into something fundamentally different than a free country…..

  • obadiahorthodox

    kill every fucking police officer

  • Albert Ross

    Gastonia doesn’t seem to be the place to be unless you’re 5-Oh.

  • Yalldumbasfuk

    yall believe this shit? Can I have some proof doe?

  • Clive

    Unless this musket was pointed at the officers, there’s very little justification for the shoot. It being nonworking doesn’t matter in the slightest, other than it being a bad move to threaten someone with a non-functional firearm, because rule number one of firearm safety is that every weapon is loaded until you verify otherwise. That fact alone will clear this murderous cop. They’ll pump her full of “you did your job”, “it was her fault, not yours” and other such bullshit and she won’t feel a bit of remorse for this. She won’t stop for a second to think about two children who will now have to grow up without their mother, because she made a coward’s “shoot first, ask questions later” choice. Yes, I have been there, myself.

  • Carol Batten

    You have a better chance of survival with a civilian intruder than you do with a responding officer.

    • Arthur Lopez Jr.

      and it’s crazy because Home invaders don’t usually invade to kill people they mainly do it to rob people. Some aren’t even violent at all. I mean i even got robbed at gunpoint didn’t hesitate at all. Calm and cool. Walk away with my life.

  • R.j. Spring

    Don’t worry. I’ll find out where the officer lives, and all of their contact information, stalk them a bit, then when the time is right, I’ll put a bullet right in that bitch’s teeth.

    • R.j. Spring

      not really. but I can dream right?

    • What!!

      YEAH RIGHT, SHES GOING TO GET OFF, GET CROWDFUNDED, BECOME A MILLIONAIRE AND YOUR GOING TO FUCKING LIKE IT WIGGER PUT YOUR S BACK IN

  • sal’tripin

    and ya thing open carry is the answer. good luck with that

  • corey

    ….so where is Al Sharpton at? Don’t white lives matter?

  • patriot156

    I read before this site that she was a niece of an Imperial wizard of the KKK. Would that not be one of Obamas hit lists?
    Also the cop that shot her was a black women. Reverse racism then?
    But of cource she was complying so all you cop appologetics can’t scream comply don’t get shot!

  • patriot156

    Begining to think that hit list of Obamas has been activated. Researching further in thes stories you find these people had politicol affiliations other than status quoe!

  • So What

    Put her on a fucking rope

    • What!!

      SHES GOING TO GET OFF AND YOUR GOING TO FUCKING LIKE IT WIGGER. taste your own medicine

      • So What

        Put WHAT!! right beside her so his dick sucker will STFU, Amen….

  • Elisabeth Dunagan

    Bitch cop needs to be put in jail.

  • bob

    It is a race war ! cops VS citizens!

  • Guest

    Cops distrust citizens. Thats what they are trained to do. Its a mentality and a thought process. Eric, Darren, Tim are all interchangeable names. I even know a black Chad. Cops generally fuck with people who are in low income areas. This is why their is videos of them in NY going around waking up homeless people and telling them to move along. These low income areas are where “minorities” typically reside. Its part racism, but more go after people who prob can’t pay their fines. Those people become a part of the prison system and help those who profit from the success of the prison industry. The more they jail, the more they profit and can say, look, we need more funding for more prisons. The race thing is mostly secondary across the country. Thats why the majority of people IN prison, have social issues, disabilities and are of different races. They are just typically pulled from the same areas because of previous success with an arrest made by the cops. And if your neighborhood is mostly black, you will see more of them getting filtered through the system.

    My uncle is in prison. He is an illiterate alcoholic, not a functioning member of society. He is in jail over a fight, then he couldn’t pay his fines and court fees. So to jail he went. White guy.

  • Sean

    Cops distrust citizens. Thats what they are trained to do. Cops generally fuck with people who are in low income areas. This is why their are videos of them in NY going around waking up homeless people and telling them to move along. These low income areas are where “minorities” typically reside. Its part racism, but more they go after people who prob can’t pay their fines. Those people become a part of the prison system and help those who profit from the success of the prison industry. The more they jail, the more they profit and can say, look, we need more funding for more prisons. The race thing is mostly secondary across the country. Thats why the majority of people IN prison, have social/mental issues, disabilities and are of different races. They are just typically pulled from the same areas because of previous success with an arrest made by the cops. And if your neighborhood is mostly black, you will see more of them getting filtered through the system.

  • Western Lib

    Nothing will happen. Even if it goes to trial judges tend to protect cops.

  • john_erox

    This is disgusting. Day in and day out I read about police brutality and it gets worse every time. Yeah, I’m in whoever wants to go to battle with me. I’ve more than had enough.

  • McKinley Mitchell

    Niggress Shebeast cop kills White human woman. Think the White community will come together and riot against the Nigrows for Killing a White woman?

    • What!!

      stfu bitch SHES GOING TO GET AWAY WITH MURDERING YOU PALE SCUM AND YOUR GOING TO LIKE IT YOU OLD PEACE OF SHIT.

    • What!!

      AND WITH A LOOK LIKE YOURS LOL….NO ROOM TO CALL ANYONE A BEAST NEANDER WIGGER

      • McKinley Mitchell

        You’re so fugly that you can’t even post a picture of yourself because the camera always breaks before the snap.

  • Bill Catz

    As long as the police continue to investigate themselves, they will not find any fault. When will their self-investigating end?

  • John Bovenzi

    What do you expect when they lower the standards for hiring police officers. People with low IQ’s are given a badge and a gun and sent out to patrol our streets. Just one of many sources for this story. http://abcnews.go.com/US/court-oks-barring-high-iqs-cops/story?id=95836

  • swan

    I went to high school with LaDoniqua. She was a student athlete who always wanted to be in law enforcement. She was a kind person, always willing to help others. Everybody makes mistakes. Unfortunately, law enforcement is one of those careers where 1 oops is the end of someones life. My prayers go out to all parties involved in this tragedy.

  • What!!

    Justified

  • What!!

    cops can now call in a paladin now they are on a killing streak

  • Rick Garza

    There are over 17,000 law enforcement agencies throughout the Country and they are not required to report to any data base how many people they kill. It’s all voluntary. Only 724 cities report cop killngs of people. I suspect that they don’t report all the killings in their agency. I am venturing, based on the record numbers of people murdered that we know about, that nearly 30,000+ people are killed by police in our “Land of the free,” each year. That’s why they will not report the murderous rampant killings by cops. Even if some people knew this true amount their partiality to cops would still not cause them outage. But, the odds are against them that one day a cop will murder one of their loved ones under the color of law. Than they will want change. It just happened to the soldier whose mother was denied justice for her soldier son murdered by cop. The Richland, Washington Police murdered my nephew in 2012. Shot over 27 times in the back. Then only recently Pasco, Washington cops murdered a Mexican in front of witnesses and this senseless murder was caught on video. They are getting caught with irrefutable evidence, yet, the murdering police officers are being exonerated. I am afraid that soon a revolution is breaking up. Just like when the British soldiers shot into a crowd of Patriots killing some and this started the American Revolutionary war and just like thousands of Chinese meen are going into the streets and killing China’s cops, I prrdict it’s going to happen like that here if they don’t make these cops accountable for their murdering ways. I hope our government puts a stop to these murders and start filing murder charges on these criminals acting under the color of law.

  • Ed Meno

    let’s be clear. almost 100% of black people are completely racist. kill them

  • Donovan Nin

    Calling police for any reason is stupid and dangerous. NEVER call heavily armed sadistic psychopaths to your home.

    Also, be sure the forearms you possess are in working condition Then take care of business yourself. NEVER call police.