Illinois Police Killed Unarmed Black Teen, Critically Injured His Girlfriend

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 24, 2020

The Lake County state's attorney has requested the U.S. Department of Justice - FBI to assist in investigating the Waukegan police officer who shot a couple, killing a man.

He struck both Stinnette, who was in the passenger seat, and Tafara Williams, who was in the driver's seat. Ms Williams was injured in the shooting and taken to hospital.

Protesters marched through Waukegan, Illinois, on October 22, in protest over the fatal police shooting of 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette the night before, reports said.

No firearms were found in the vehicle, Navarro said. I know he did, thank you Jesus. 10 years after his death, you should also know DJ Henry's.

Both officers involved have been placed on leave, but it was not immediately clear how long they would remain on leave, Navarro said.

The families of Stinnette and Williams have questioned the department's official narrative. Williams was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Her daughter is in her 20s and is a mother of two.

"When I got there, she said, "Mama, they just shot us for nothing, '" Williams" mother, Clifftina Johnson, told ABC 7. "My daughter said she put her hand up, and if she didn't put her hand up, she said, 'Mama, I would be dead'".

The body camera and squad vehicle video that activists want released to the public have been turned over to Illinois State Police, which is investigating and will present findings to the local prosecutor's office, Waukegan police Commander Edgar Navarro said.

Waukegan police Commander Edgar Navarro said state police is investigating the incident and will present findings to the local prosecutor's office.

"I continue to urge calm as we undertake this process and pledge complete transparency".

Williams' mother said her daughter asked about Stinnette, but that she did not have the heart to tell her that he was dead.

Marcellis Stinnette, 19, of Waukegan, died as a result of a gunshot wound, according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper. "What's her name? Tafara Williams", the group chanted, according to livestreams of the march posted to social media.

Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham spoke out after police shot the couple, who were sitting in a vehicle, killing one and wounding the other, ABC News reported.

"This is tough on this community". Their great-grandmother used to babysit me. "To speak to them about this, yeah it hurts", Cunningham said at a press conference.

The woman's comments come as the relatives of the two who were shot, activists and even the family of a man who was shot by police in nearby Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August called on authorities to release more information about the Waukegan shooting as well as any video that might have shown what happened. "It could have been me".

"Yes, I'm nervous. I'm nervous because there's a lot of uncertainty out there, there's a lot of rumors flying around".

'I'm nervous for Waukegan. We've seen this play out through this country.

The city is about 15 miles south of Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Jacob Blake, 29, was shot in the back multiple times as he was getting into a vehicle, triggering unrest in the city and sparking protests around the nation. "It just rips through communities and it takes years to rebuild". In the 1960s, its Hispanic population grew, and Black and Puerto Rican residents often allied against school segregation, housing discrimination and unequal pay, according to Josh Bill, president of the Waukegan Historical Society. It began at the intersection where the shooting occurred and ended at the Waukegan Police Department.

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