22nd local time, the authorities said that a police officer in Illinois shot and killed an African-American teenager and wounded a woman. Provoked local protests.
According to reports, the shooting occurred close to midnight on the evening of the 20th. The local police said in a statement that a police officer was investigating a car and the car fled the scene.
Later, another policeman found and approached the car again, and then found the car approaching him. The police officer fired in the car out of concerns about his own safety.
The 19-year-old African-American passenger Marcellis Stinnette in the car died of his injuries after being taken to a nearby hospital. Police said the preliminary autopsy showed that Steinnett died of gunshot wounds. No weapons were found in the car.
According to the police’s confirmation, the driver of the car is a woman in her 20s who was taken to the hospital for serious injuries but is expected to recover. She was later identified as Steinnett’s girlfriend, Tafala Williams.
“We have been in close contact with Mr. Steennet’s family and express our deepest condolences to them at this difficult time. This is truly a tragedy,” said Cooper, the local coroner.
Local Mayor Sam Cunningham said he knew Steinnet and Williams’ family members and admitted that he was worried that the shooting would affect Waukegan. He said: “I am a black man who grew up in the same community. This may happen to me.”
According to reports, the Illinois State Police is investigating the shooting and viewing the video captured by the camera and dash cam that the police carry with them. The police officer who fired has been suspended by the administration.