julius ervin tate jr. Masonique Saunders Reaches Plea Deal To Avoid Adult Murder Charge By Gabe Rosenberg & Paige Pfleger • May 9, 2019 Paige Pfleger / WOSU 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. Protestors Demand Release Of Teen Charged After Police Kill Suspect In Sting By Paige Pfleger • Apr 1, 2019 Paige Pfleger / WOSU A small group of activists protested at Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s office Monday, demanding the release of Masonique Saunders. After Columbus Police Killed Teen, Officers Arrest Other Teen For His Murder By Adora Namigadde • Dec 14, 2018 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. Family Of Slain Teenager Plan Lawsuit Against Columbus Police By Adora Namigadde • Dec 12, 2018 Columbus Ohio Police Ford Interceptor Utility / Wikimedia Commons 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 Killed Teenage Suspect During Robbery Stings By Paige Pfleger • Dec 10, 2018 Columbus Police are responding to two officer involved shootings that occurred last week as part of a crack-down on armed robberies.