The unidentified officer was terminated from his job on Friday night for multiple policy and procedure violations, the Waukegan Police Department said in a statement, three days after the incident left 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette dead and his girlfriend Tafarra Williams (NYSE:) wounded.
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Williams, 20, of Waukegan, Illinois, has been shot and severely injured Tuesday night (October 20) along with her boyfriend, Marcellis Stinnette, respectively 19, as soon as an Hispanic man officer shot to the couple's vehicle since it moved to reverse after he first approached it and then he feared for his own safety.
Satrese Stallworth, a relative of Stinnette informed that he died in the incident and Williams was severely injured in the abdomen and wrist.
"When I got there, she said, "Mama, they just shot us for nothing", Johnson told Chicago station WLS-TV". She said, 'I'm sorry.
No weapons were found inside the vehicle, and it was not immediately clear why the vehicle had been stopped in the first place. At one point, the second officer left his vehicle to investigate.
According to Waukegan police, a Hispanic male officer was conducting a traffic stop on Tuesday night when he shot into the couple's auto because it went into reverse and he feared for his safety.
Authorities said they'd obtained a report of a suspicious auto prior to midnight Tuesday, but Williams' family said that the few was sitting in the vehicle.
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The officer, a five-year veteran of the Lake County police department, was already being investigated by the state of IL.
A black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a police officer who also fatally shot her 19-year-old boyfriend told about 200 people gathered at an emotional rally in suburban Chicago that she's fighting "to be strong" for her son.
But Johnson said she does not believe the police version of what happened to Williams and her boyfriend.
The rally was peaceful, as was the march to police headquarters.
"I am confident in the work being done by the Illinois State Police and welcome the assistance of the FBI", Nerheim said in a statement. Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of nearby Antioch, Illinois, is accused of shooting and killing two protesters two nights later. Avenue and South Avenue in Waukegan.
Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham said at a news conference Wednesday he was anxious about violent protests in the city.
Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim said he asked the U.S. Justice Department to review the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
'I'm a black man who grew up in that same neighborhood.
Today, about 55% of the city's 85,000 residents are white and 17% are Black, according to census figures. Microfilm copies of newspapers from the period included ads for Ku Klux Klan gatherings and an expose estimating 400 locals belonged to the group, said Bill, of the Waukegan Historical Society.