Lauren Koffi-n’guessan Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Lauren Koffi-n’guessan Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Lauren Koffi-n’guessan.
Loved ones of Lauren Koffi-n’guessan, who was killed last week in West St. Paul, say she died a hero. “She gave her life for her son, and that’s what I want everyone to know,” said Bradley Slater, Lauren’s father.
We remember Lauren Summer Koffi-n’guessan, the eighteenth confirmed victim of intimate partner homicide in Minnesota in 2020.
“Lauren Summer Koffi-n’guessan, 22, was shot and killed by her boyfriend, Steven Buford, 21, on September 4, in West St. Paul. Police were called to an apartment building in West St. Paul on the night of September 4, in response to a couple arguing. When officers arrived, they heard a gunshot, and found Lauren with a wound to her head in the parking lot. Buford shot and killed Lauren before attempting to steal another woman’s car in the parking lot. The woman, and her two young children, all witnessed Buford shoot Lauren before he ran to their car with Lauren’s 15-month-old child in his arms. He threw Lauren’s child at the woman in the car, entered the backseat, and told her to drive, but was arrested by police before he could flee. Steven Buford is charged with second-degree murder (with intent), first-degree attempted aggravated robbery and possession of a firearm by ineligible person. Lauren Summer Koffi-n’guessan leaves behind her 15-month-old son.”
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.