Ind. bus slaying victim had filed protective order

Bus Murder Victim Filed Order of Protection

Jacqueline Bouvier Hardy had a protective order against her ex, the man who pulled her off a city bus and killed her

by Team Ebony, March 22, 2013

Ind. bus slaying victim had filed protective order

Crowds gather along Holton Avenue in Fort Wayne, Ind. after an eight hour stand-off ended in the rescue of a 3-year-old boy being held hostage and the

AP Photo/The Journal-Gazette, Swikar Pat

 A northern Indiana woman who was pulled off of a city bus and fatally shot along a busy street had recently obtained a protective order against her ex-boyfriend — the man police say killed her.

Court documents show that Jacqueline Bouvier Hardy, 49, had filed for a protective order Tuesday against Kenneth Knight, but the Journal Gazette reported it did not appear Knight had been served with a copy.

Police said Hardy was fatally shot by Knight about 8 a.m. Wednesday along a busy street in Fort Wayne. A school official said children waiting at school bus stops were among the witnesses to Hardy's slaying.

Fort Wayne police snipers fatally shot Knight, 45, Wednesday afternoon after he held a 3-year-old boy hostage in a nearby home following Hardy's killing. Knight was not related to the child, who was unharmed in the assault.

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