Woman accidentally killed during Ohio drug raid

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say a woman was killed in an accidental shooting by a law-enforcement officer during a drug raid in rural central Ohio.

A prosecutor in Ross County, south of Columbus, said 35-year-old Krystal Barrows, was accidentally shot in the head Wednesday night after officers entered a home to conduct the raid.

Prosecutor Matt Schmidt tells the Chillicothe Gazette ((http://ohne.ws/1c0PJMe ) that it wasn't clear whether the gunfire was the result of a weapon malfunction or user error. The county sheriff's office wouldn't answer questions about the shooting.

A sheriff's office news release said six people were charged during the raid and "large amounts" of heroin were found, along with cash and guns.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating.

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Information from: Chillicothe Gazette, http://www.chillicothegazette.com