Kata Staples, a young woman from Bradenton, Florida, said she was terrified when half a dozen officers mistakenly took her and her three-month-old baby out of their home in search of the suspect.
On the morning of Friday, October 19, while Staples and her daughter were asleep, the Ring App warned her on her phone that there was a knock on the door.
His surprise was huge when he found two officers at his door with bulletproof vests and guns. Shamar Johnson, who is wanted by the Manati County Sheriff’s Office for the murder, raised his hands and demanded to be evacuated as the area was cordoned off.
When the frightened teenager opened the door with her baby, at least three agents entered the house to search.
“Seven or eight people may have been with guns. Three of them entered my apartment without a court order or anything.The woman told local media that the meeting lasted only three minutes.
When the officers arrived they left the place and left her crying with the infant, without further explanation.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Fox13 News The Staples apartment was never their target, but the group saw a person who matched the suspect’s description and that person entered the hallway adjacent to the Staples apartment.
The United States Marshals Service clarified that the suspect was eventually arrested in a nearby apartment.
The news has sparked outrage among many Internet users, who blame the scale of the mistake and the young mother’s agents’ lack of empathy.
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