Twenty-six year old Tarika Wilson and her 14-month-old son, Sincere, were shot during a police raid on their home in Lima, Ohio, in 2008. Sincere would suffer wounds to his shoulder and hand. Tarika would die from the wounds. The raid was focused on the apprehension of Wilson’s boyfriend, a known drug dealer. Wilson was a mother of five children ranging in age from one to eight years old. There are limited available details as Lima police have released little information about the incident. In an interview in 2013, Wilson’s family says little has changed in Lima.
Sgt. Joe Chavalia, the officer responsible for shooting Tarika and Sincere, was acquitted of two misdemeanors, negligent homicide, and negligent assault. The Wilson family accepted a $2.5 million settlement with the city of Lima.