The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Keoshia Ford

Date: 12/27/2016

Gender: Female

Age: 17

Race: Black

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Suspect(s): Unidentified 17-year-old

Status: Suspect sentenced

What happened:

Keoshia Ford, 17, dies four years after she was shot in the head on Bennett Avenue as a 13-year-old girl in 2012. An innocent bystander struck in a gang-related shooting, Ford was mostly comatose after she was shot, and could not eat, walk or speak. A 17-year-old boy was charged with the shooting before Ford died and sentenced to two years. It is unclear whether new charges will be filed.

Read more:

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Child playing in street before she was shot in the head, arrest made
A gangster's bullet has left Keoshia Ford and her family in the midst of a long, dark night
Shooting victim growing up unaware
Keoshia Ford, 17, was shot in the head by a gang member. Here's how her mother remembers her
Medical examiner rules Keoshia Ford's death a homicide

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