Update: Kent Woman Shoots Self on Vine Street

Several shots fired at house before woman shoots self in head

A Kent woman who shot herself in the head after firing several rounds at a house on Vine Street Sunday was pronounced dead this morning, the Record-Courier reported.

Leticia K. Nakibuka, 22, of Lake Street, fired several rounds from a .45 caliber handgun at the house at 1017 Vine St. at 3:46 p.m. Sunday before turning the gun on herself, according to Kent police.

Nakibuka was pronounced dead this morning at Akron City Hospital, the R-C reported.

Capt. Paul Canfield said police aren't sure what or who her intended target was in the house.

"She had a relationship with somebody that lived there," Canfield said.

The house is listed as a licensed boarding house with the .

Nakibuka was a student at Kent State University.

Jenny Stone May 01, 2012 at 04:27 PM
This is so sad. Our prayers go out to the family of the young lady, may God be with you. I pray that the young lady is in heaven where there is no pain, or sadness, nothing but joy. Again, God be with this family during this difficult time.
Bryn Oldham May 01, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Will there be any follow up regarding the resident of the home on Vine St.? I am wondering if there could have been some intervention that was missed before this tragedy happened? I'm glad no one else was injured. How terrifying.
89KSU ALUM May 01, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Kent Police was aware before this tragedy happened and chose not to take it seriously.
Jacquelynn R. Price May 02, 2012 at 02:23 AM
I'll miss you Tish.
cw264 May 03, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Kent Police was aware, they chose to make jokes and did not take this young lady's threats serious at all when they were presented with the text messages and pictures of the gun. I hold them totally accountable because they should have interven on Thursday when they were called to the home then. But instead on Sunday before that shooting, When they were advise of the threat the young lady had made along with the textes and pictures of the gun the woman officer made a comment saying " That's what you men make us do" Like Really!! Now this young lady has lost her life because Kent Police choose to be on deaf hears
cindy May 04, 2012 at 01:41 AM
This is so sad to hear about Tisha. She was a sweet young lady and a good friend to my daughter. The did so much together and now she is gone. My prayer go out to her family. May she rest in peace.
scott matthews May 04, 2012 at 09:42 PM
I thought I felt my taxes go down on Sunday.
ChazR May 06, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Tish was one of my good friends and she will be missed definitely. Nice to know the police didn't do their jobs, I had no idea they already knew. But no one knew her pain but her and I hope that she lives on free of the agony that we were not subject to.
tom May 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM
tom May 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM
theres goin 2 b a recruim mass in memory of leticia at christ the king church 13/5/2012 here in kampala, uganda.


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