Deputy identified in fatal shooting of 16-year-old inside courtroom
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has identified the deputy who shot and killed a teen inside a juvenile courtroom on Wednesday.
Richard Scarborough was the man involved in a shooting that led to the death of 16-year-old Joseph Haynes, according to news release from the sheriff's office.
Scarborough, who was assigned to security at Juvenile Court, responded to a disturbance in Courtroom 56, where Haynes appeared on two delinquency cases, both involving guns. Officials said Scarborough was summoned when Haynes and his mother, Karen, became very agitated and disruptive in the courtroom as the hearing was concluding.
In the process of escorting them out of the courtroom, an altercation ensued between the three of them outside the courtroom where the sheriff's office said the deputy was knocked to the ground "where he came under attack." A shot was fired by the deputy, which struck the teen in the left side of his torso.
Haynes was taken to Grant Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
The sheriff's office said Scarborough, 10-year-veteran with the force who previously worked in Hamilton County, was treated and released at a local hospital for facial injuries. Scarborough, who will return to work on Monday, has yet to be interviewed by investigators.
The Haynes family claims the altercation started when the deputy got physical with Karen Haynes and her son stepped in to protect her.
The case remains under investigation.
ABC 6/FOX 28 is working on this developing story and will have more details when they're available.