Ex-Cop and College Football Player Both Killed By Cop At Hospital
Retired sheriff's deputy working security at psychiatric hospital is accidentally shot dead by a colleague trying to save him during violent attack by ex-football player patient
Prosecutors in Indiana say ex-Lake County sheriff's deputy Ryan Askew, 59, was working security at a hospital when he was accidentally killed by a colleague. Askew was trying to help a nurse who was being attacking by patient Jamal Williams, 22, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound former WMU football player.
Williams put Askew in a chokehold, which prompted his colleague, former sharpshooter and sniper Benny Freeman, to open fire. Freeman shot Williams in the face, killing him, and wounded Askew in the arm, but the bullet then traveled into his chest, resulting in his death.
Askew leaves behind a wife, a daughter and two foster children.