‘Mystery patient’: VCA patient ‘invisible’ after being shot in eye by sheriff’s deputy

UPDATE (8:10 p.m.): Authorities in Ohio say a woman in her 30s who was shot in the eye during a botched traffic stop has died.

She was identified as Karielle Brown.

Sheriff’s officials said they had no information on her condition.

Brown was in the driver’s seat of a white Ford Focus when the deputy pulled over at the intersection of Northeast 15th Street and Northwest 29th Avenue in Lakewood about 11:40 a.m.


Brown’s driver’s license was found in the vehicle.

It was not immediately clear if Brown had a lawyer.

Brown had been driving a rented truck with a suspended license.

Brown is one of four people shot in Ohio by deputies since January.

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An Ohio deputy who fatally shot a woman who allegedly pointed a gun at him during a traffic stop earlier this month has been placed on administrative leave while a federal investigation into the shooting continues, the chief of the Lakewood Police Department said Friday.

Chief Tom Gipson said Deputy Robert J. Folland was placed on leave Thursday after a state attorney’s office report revealed Follant violated department policies by using excessive force in his Feb. 7 arrest.

Folland’s attorney, John F. Fitzgerald, said in a statement Friday that the deputy’s conduct was justified and the department will “take all necessary steps to protect the integrity of our internal affairs process.”

Folling was not named in the report released Thursday.

Foyles lawyer, Thomas F. Nunn, said he will ask the Justice Department to investigate the shooting.

“This is a terrible tragedy for our community, and I want the department to understand that this has nothing to do with race, it’s about the integrity and trust of our people,” Foyes attorney said in the statement.

Authorities are still investigating why a Lakewood officer opened fire on a woman whose car was pulled over while the deputy was searching for a possible stolen vehicle.

A video of the shooting showed Follands deputy pulling over a vehicle and pointing a gun in the air while trying to talk to Brown, who had been sitting in the front seat.

After Follanding shot Brown, she allegedly walked toward the vehicle with her hands in the middle of the road, prompting Follanders supervisor to yell for help, according to the report.

Brown then allegedly grabbed the deputy by the neck, reached for his gun and pointed it at Follander’s face, the report said.

According to the department, Follanded shot Brown in the head.

She remained on the ground and remained unconscious, Foynes report said, before the deputy used his Taser on her.

Follys body camera, which he had in his vehicle, captured the incident.

The department has not released any details about what led to the shooting or whether FollAND was under investigation.

Brown, who was black, had a criminal record and was arrested on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon in 2004. ___