Jessica Doty Whitaker was walking with her partner Jose Ramirez and two friends at 3am on July 5 when they came across four men and a woman and an argument broke out.
The groups clashed over language and the Black Lives Matter movement, WTHR reported.
“I’ll never probably ever get that image out of my head of what happened,” Ramirez told the local news station.
According to Ramirez, the groups got into a racially charged argument, and one man pulled out a gun, and so Ramirez did too.
One article, published by the Daily Wire, reported that Doty Whitaker had said “all lives matter” to the group, who allegedly were supporters of the BLM movement.
I guess they taught her that not all lives matter after all.
“The Daily Wire spoke to Mr. Doty [Doty Whitaker’s father] to confirm,” the article reads.
“‘Yes that is accurate,’ Doty said when asked if his daughter said ‘all lives matter’ during the argument about BLM.”
Following the argument, the groups managed to talk things over and both parties walked away.
But minutes later, shots rang out along Canal Court.
“I was actually holding her when it happened,” Ramirez said. “She just fell. I turned around, and I opened fire too. But that’s just a reaction. I didn’t see nobody. Hopefully, it didn’t hit nobody.”
He told Fox59: “It was squashed and they went up the hill and left we thought, but they were sitting on St. Claire waiting for us to come under the bridge and that’s when she got shot.”