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Protesters gather at the Franklin County Courthouse on May 9, 2019, to protest charges against teenager Masonique Saunders.
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Masonique Saunders has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery in the case of Julius Ervin Tate, Jr., her boyfriend who was fatally shot by Columbus Police in December 2018.

Justice Harley (left) and Dkeama Alexis (right) protested for the release of Masonique Saunders outside of the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office.
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A small group of activists protested at Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s office Monday, demanding the release of Masonique Saunders.

On Thursday, Columbus Police arrested another teenager connected to the death of 16-year-old shot Julius Ervin Tate Jr.

Tate was shot and killed by an officer during a robbery sting on Friday, Dec. 7. 

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The lawyer for the family of a 16-year-old who was shot and killed by a Columbus Police officer during a robbery sting says they are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Columbus Police are responding to two officer involved shootings that occurred last week as part of a crack-down on armed robberies.