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Who was Ajike Owens?

BY Anas Shah Jun 07, 2023. 06:57 pm UPDATED: Jun 07, 2023. 06:57 pm

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Last Friday, when AJIKE Owens knocked on her neighbor’s door, she was tragically shot and killed.

On Tuesday, a 58-year-old woman was accused of two charges of assault, battery, and manslaughter with a firearm.

Who was Ajike Owens?

When Ajike “AJ” Owens knocked on Susan Louise Lorincz’s door in central Florida, she was shot and died.

According to reports, the 58-year-old started shooting from behind her front door.

The woman, who was only 35 years old, was standing next to her 10-year-old son when she was tragically stabbed in the upper chest.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Susan Louise Lorincz was charged on Tuesday with manslaughter with a firearm, culpable negligence, battery, and two counts of assault.

Sheriff Billy Woods said in a video posted on Facebook: “The justice we have all been seeking has been served.”

But the mother of four’s family have stated they are disappointed with how long it took to file the charges.

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What happened to Ajike Owens?

Investigators from the Major Crimes Unit came to the conclusion that Lorincz had grown more irate with AJ’s children playing in a nearby field.

The 58-year-old allegedly “engaged in an argument with the children on Friday, June 2, and was overheard yelling at them by a neighbor,” according to the sheriff’s office.

She is accused of hitting AJ’s 10-year-old son with a roller skate, breaking his toe.

According to the Washington Post, Lorincz also swung an umbrella at his brother when they attempted to speak with her.

According to the Sheriff’s office, AJ ” approached Lorincz’s home, knocked on the door multiple times, and demanded that Lorincz come outside.”

“Lorincz then fired one shot through the door, striking Owens in her upper chest,” the sheriff’s office added.

What have police said about the shooting?

According to the sheriff’s office, Lorincz said that she and AJ had a history of animosity and claimed that the mother-of-four had “previously attacked her”.

According to the office, the woman claimed she shot AJ out of self-defense and that Owens had been attempting to break down her door before she fired her gun.

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The “stand your ground law” in Florida examines whether an individual’s use of force was necessary to “avoid imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another.”

Following their investigation, Woods came to the conclusion that “Lorincz’s actions were not justified under Florida law,” according to the sheriff’s office.

AJ’s family have argued it has taken too long and blamed the delays on “archaic laws like Stand Your Ground.”

On Tuesday, Sheriff Woods, said: “The laws in the state of Florida are clear.

“Rushing in to make an arrest is not the right thing to do sometimes. In fact, it can probably cause complications or cause errors.”

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And although Woods described Florida’s stand-your-ground law as “a great law designed to help Floridians to defend themselves and keep themselves safe”, he said it not apply to the shooting of Owens.

“It was simply a killing,” he said.

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