Police in Indianapolis are investigating the murder of a young mother who was allegedly killed for telling Black Lives Matter activists that “All Lives Matter.”
24-year-old Jessica Doty Whitaker was shot in the head and killed last Sunday after a Fourth of July weekend celebration.
Unlike Charlottesville, or any violence from the right, this killing was reported so quietly that barely anyone even noticed.
According to the victim’s family, the shooting started with an argument over Black Lives Matter and language. Eventually the two sides separated and walked away from each other, until witnesses claim the killer opened fire from a nearby bridge and ran away.
The BLM activists had allegedly pulled out weapons during the argument, which prompted Ramirez to do the same. This lead to them backing off, but not for long.
The victim’s fiancé Jose Ramirez told the station, “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.”
“She shouldn’t have lost her life. She’s got a 3-year-old son she loved dearly,” Ramirez continued. “It’s hard to tell him his mom is in heaven and if you want to talk to her you have to look up and say, ‘I love you mom.'”
Her grandfather posted on Facebook that “multiple black assailants” shot her in the head. “Why isn’t anybody outraged about this?” he asked in the post. “Is it that BLM was involved or that it was white young adults that [were] the victims?”
Police are still searching for suspects.
Whitaker died at the hospital. She was a certified nursing assistant who was planning on returning to school in August to become a registered nurse, get married next year and continue to raise her boy, Greyson.