Skylar Owen cause of death – Skylar Owen dead : obituary – tributes
- Date of death: October 8, 2020
- Age: 19-year-old
- Cause of death: shot dead
How did Skylar Owen die?
A “deranged individual who was on a rampage” was shot and killed by officers after firing shots in a church, stealing a car, killing a young woman during a carjacking attempt, trying to steal a police car and firing at officers, Philly Police say.
A carjacking in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood early Thursday morning ended with a young woman, Skylar Owen dead and the man suspected of killing her shot and killed by police officers responding to the scene, which spread out over several blocks over a period of about 10 minutes.
The incident began around 4 a.m. when the 29-year-old man, armed with an assault-style weapon, entered Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church on the 5400 block of Germantown Avenue and approached an employee, Philadelphia police said.
He shot at the worker and took her car keys. The worker wasn’t injured.
He then drove off in that worker’s car before crashing along Greene Street, police said.
The man then got out of that car, which later appeared to have a flat tire, around 4:15 a.m. and tried to carjack a woman, firing several shots, Gripp said. That woman backed up and was able to get away.
He then attacked a 19-year-old woman driving an Infiniti around Chelten Avenue and Greene Street, police said. During that interaction, the man shot the woman, leaving her in the car.
Officers rushed to the scene after receiving multiple 911 calls, Gripp said. They found the injured young woman and rushed her to the hospital where she died a short time later.
The man left the car and ran off, his weapon in hand, police said.
Officers in a marked police van encountered the man a short distance later and ordered him to drop the assault-style rifle – which the man then pointed at officers, Gripp said. Officers opened fire on the man, but don’t think they hit him.
The man fled on Greene Street then onto Rittenhouse Street.
Two other officers caught up to the suspect in a vacant lot, where he fired at least one shot at their marked police vehicle, police said. The officers got out and returned fire, and then the suspect tried to drive away in the police car, but the keys weren’t in the car.
The man then began walking down Germantown Avenue, Gripp said. Police again ordered him to drop the weapon.
Police then shot the man along Germantown Avenue, investigators said. The man died a short time later at the hospital.
Philadelphia Police Department Sgt. Eric Gripp called the gunman a “deranged individual who was on a rampage.”
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Skylar Owen tributes
Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.
Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.
Aaron Taylor wrote;
Rest In Peace to Skylar Owen. Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time in such a heartless act of violence. Nobody deserves this. Rest easy to such a kind soul. Praying for your family and loved ones through this.
Chris Sevs wrote;
This was my daughters friend 💔 so heart breaking. Disgusting what this world is turning into.
Deimani Rosario wrote;
I Love You Sky & You’ll Truly Be Missed ❤️
I Got You Ria for you
Lauren Kellie Palmer wrote;
Rip Skylar🙏🏼 Way too young
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