According to investigators and a family attorney, AJ Owens, a mother of four, was shot and killed in Florida as a result of an extended conflict with a neighbor who had complained about the victim’s kids playing outside. Following the murder, family members sought justice at a press conference on Monday.

Who was AJ Owens?

AJ Owens was a resident of Marion County and mother of four children. She was shot and killed in front of her kids on Friday. She was 35 years old at the time of her death.

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Sheriff Billy Woods of Marion County, Florida, stated during a news conference on Monday that when deputies responded to a trespassing report on Friday evening, they discovered one woman who had been shot. Deputies have responded to complaints regarding the ongoing “neighborhood feud” roughly six times since January 2021, according to Woods.

The gunman, who was also a woman, “engaged” with Owens’ kids before throwing a pair of skates at them and hitting them. Before the shooter threw the skates at the kids, a witness claimed there had been an argument over one of the kids’ electronic tablets.

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The kids returned to their house after that incident and notified their mother, who went to the neighbor’s house to confront the woman. The attacker claimed that there was “a lot of aggressiveness” on both sides and threats were exchanged before Owens was fatally shot through the door.

Ajike “AJ” Owens was shot and killed in Ocala on June 2nd, but no one has been arrested in connection with the incident, according to Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods.

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Woods stated that his office is investigating the shooting to see if the state’s “stand your ground” laws had any bearing on it. People are allowed to use lethal force if they believe their lives are in danger under Florida’s “stand your ground” statute, which was passed in 2005.

According to Woods, authorities were waiting to speak with Owens’ children in order to get more information out of respect for the kids and to make sure that the correct people were conducting the interviews.