PUBLISHED: 22:21 BST, 12 July 2020 | UPDATED: 00:14 BST, 13 July 2020
Whitaker (pictured) was a home health nurse and had a three-year-old son named Greyson
・Jessica Doty Whitaker, 24, was shot dead on July 5 in Indianapolis, Indiana
・Whitaker, her fiancé Jose Ramirez and two others were reportedly walking along the canal when one of them allegedly used the n-word
・A nearby group of people heard the phrase and a confrontation was sparked
・During the argument, Whitaker responded ‘All lives matter’ when the other group said ‘Black Lives Matter’
・Whitaker, a home health nurse, leaves behind a three-year-old son
・She was one of three people shot dead at Indianapolis’ canal last week, and one of several over Fourth of July weekend
A young Indiana mother was shot dead in front of her fiancé after she reportedly told a group of Black Lives Matter supporters ‘all lives matter’ over Fourth of July weekend.
Jessica Doty Whitaker, 24, was taking a stroll with her fiancé, Jose Ramirez, and two others near the Indianapolis Canal Walk around 3am on July 5.
Ramirez says that the four of them were hanging out when one of them used a slang version of the n-word, Fox 59 reports.
But a group of people nearby, reportedly comprised of four men and one woman, objected to hearing the phrase and a confrontation ensued between the two sets of strangers.
During the argument, the offended individuals reportedly shouted ‘Black Lives Matter’, to which either Whitaker or someone else responded ‘All Lives Matter.’
Robert Doty, the victim’s father, confirmed with the Daily Wire that his daughter said ‘all lives matter’ during the exchange.
Ramirez said both groups brandished guns at each other, but eventually talked through the issues, fist bumped and walked away from each other.
‘It was squashed and they went up the hill and left we thought, but they were sitting on St. Clair waiting for us to come under the bridge and that’s when she got shot,’ said Ramirez.
Only Black Lives Matter