Pamela Skinner died from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Police say they were aware that Pamela Skinner who was barricaded in her home had a medical condition.
They initially responded to serve a warrant for her arrest and they were hoping that she would surrender. Neighbors were told to leave their homes, leaving many of them asking why. "The individual inside stated you need to stay away or I will shoot the officers,” says Major J.D. Hawk with the Columbus Police Department.
According to Major Hawk, one shot was fired when officers approached the home to arrest Pamela Skinner around 7:30 Sunday night. The negotiation team started communicating with Skinner by phone. At midnight another shot was fired from inside the Pine Meadow Mobile Home on Joy Road when Skinner said she thought police were trying to enter her home again. Communication stopped at 7:00 a.m. The SWAT team moved in at about 1:45 p.m. Monday and at 2:15 p.m. Skinner was pronounced dead.
A neighbor of Skinner told WXTX FOX 54 Pamela was diagnosed with cancer and was told she had only seven months to live. Police say they are still investigating this case.