A woman who was shot and killed by police after an attempted arrest is ‘just a young woman’
An Ottawa woman who died of gunshot wounds while police tried to arrest her is being remembered as a “young woman with a heart full of hope” who loved to sing, dance and make friends.
Police say 30-year-old Amy Jetta-Wright was shot twice in the head and was later pronounced dead.
She was the fifth woman in the Ottawa Police Service’s force to die in the line of duty since last summer.
The family of Jetta was allowed to speak to reporters after the family’s lawyer, Richard LeBoeuf, paid tribute to her.
“This is a loss to all of us,” he said.
Mr. LeBueuf said Jetta would have been in her 20s and 20s. “
It’s just a young lady with a very big heart.”
Mr. LeBueuf said Jetta would have been in her 20s and 20s.
“She was a sweet and gentle soul who was also a great mother and a wonderful wife,” he added.
Jetta, who lived in the area, was a native of the area and a native Ottawaan.
The Ottawa police said she was killed by a shot to the head on July 13 in the parking lot of the Ottawa Community Health Centre.
Mr. Jettawr said police were called after the woman’s husband was walking her to the hospital when she was shot.
She did not know the man, but had been following him.
Mr Jetta said the husband was not armed and called 911 before the shots were fired.
“We were trying to figure out what to do and what to tell the police, and we’re trying to be proactive,” he told reporters.
Police said the couple had a “good working relationship.”
Mr Jettaws, who had been in custody since July 10, was charged with impaired driving causing death.
A preliminary hearing is set for September 26.
Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said Jettews family has been through a “very difficult time.”
“The community has been deeply saddened by this loss,” he wrote on Facebook.
“Our hearts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Amy Jettawi, and their loved ones.
Amy Jette was a beloved member of our community and she will be greatly missed.”
Mr LeBouf told CBC News that the Ottawa police have made a number of mistakes in the past.
“They’ve made some bad decisions,” he explained.
Police Chief Bordeleaux told reporters on Friday that his officers have been placed on leave. “
The first thing I want to make clear is the officer has to be held accountable for his actions.”
Police Chief Bordeleaux told reporters on Friday that his officers have been placed on leave.
He also said officers involved in the shooting of a 24-year old man in July 2016 are on leave pending an investigation.
Ottawa police say Jetta had a long criminal record, including drug offences.
She had been on probation for a drug offence at the time of her death.
She also had a previous criminal conviction for assaulting a police officer.
A police statement said Jette’s death has been classified as a homicide.