Crime Cop fired after fatally shooting Black teen in Waukegan, Illinois

08:50  24 october  2020
08:50  24 october  2020 Source:   cbsnews.com

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The fatal shooting of 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette took place on Tuesday night and sparked dozens of people to take to streets of Waukegan , Illinois , just As Stinnette was shot , he was sitting in the passenger seat of a car that was driven by his girlfriend, Tafara Williams. Williams' was also shot at

A Waukegan, Illinois, police officer who fatally shot a Black teenager and wounded a woman earlier this week has been fired, the city's police chief announced Friday night. The officer, whose name has not yet been released, was fired for "multiple policy and procedure violations," Chief Wayne Walles said in a statement.

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The shooting occurred late Tuesday night after an officer was "investigating an occupied vehicle" and the suspects fled the scene, police said on Thursday. After a second officer spotted and approached the vehicle, the car began moving in reverse towards him, police said, adding that the officer then opened fire with his semi-automatic pistol.

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Illinois state authorities investigating fatal shooting of black teen by officer. What cop in Breonna Taylor incident A Hispanic cop who said he feared for his life opened fire on the pair — Williams is black , as Demonstrators protest the police shooting of Marcellis Stinnette in Waukegan , Ill., today.

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The passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette, was hit by the gunfire and later died of his wounds at a local hospital. The driver, later identified as Stinnette's girlfriend, was hospitalized with serious injuries. Walles said Friday that she is continuing to receive treatment.

Walles did not provide any additional information about the shooting or about the specific violations the officer was found to have committed.

Police said previously that the officer who shot Stinnette is a Hispanic man who has been on the force for five years. The officer was initially placed on administrative leave.

Illinois State Police is conducting an independent investigation into the shooting.

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An officer chased the teenager after he claims he fled from a car and then pointed a gun at him, which resulted in the cop shooting Loury. Officer who has not been identified, has been removed from his patrol duties as authorities investigate the incident. An eyewitness claims that she saw Loury jumping

Please Subscribe! Waukegan , Illinois --- The Waukegan Police Department released body camera (2) and a civilian phone footage Wednesday of an officer-involved shooting that left After the shooting Gomez-Guerrero’s car continued to drive away until it hit a telephone pole a block away, police said.

"We have been in close contact with Mr. Stinnette's family and our deepest condolences go out to them during this difficult time. This is truly a tragedy," said Dr. Howard Cooper, the coroner in Lake County.

a group of people in uniform: Protesters march after the fatal police shooting of Marcellis Stinnette in Waukegan, Illinois, on October 22, 2020. / Credit: Nam Y. Huh / AP © Provided by CBS News Protesters march after the fatal police shooting of Marcellis Stinnette in Waukegan, Illinois, on October 22, 2020. / Credit: Nam Y. Huh / AP

The mother of Stinnette's girlfriend Tafara Williams told reporters that her daughter begged for her life during the shooting.

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

Protesters took to the streets in Waukegan on Thursday, calling on the Department of Justice to take over the investigation and demanding that police release body camera footage of the incident.

Stinette's grandmother decried her grandson's death. "They were human beings. They deserved to live — 19 years old," Sherrellis Stinnette told CBS Chicago. "He left a baby behind; left five sisters and a mother and a father behind."

Justin Carissimo contributed reporting.

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The fired Waukegan, Illinois, cop who fatally shot 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette and injured 20-year-old Tafara Williams has been identified as Dante Salinas, according to court documents. The officer, who was identified in a lawsuit filed by Williams Wednesday evening, was also involved in another violent incident more than a year before Stinnette’s death in which he allegedly pistol-whipped an unarmed man during an arrest outside his nephew’s baptism party, court documents show.

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