Illinois Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Man Fired

Marcellis Stinnette was fatally shot by a Waukegan Illinois police officer on Tuesday night

Marcellis Stinnette was fatally shot by a Waukegan Illinois police officer on Tuesday night

"In the evening hours of October 23, 2020 the City of Waukegan terminated the officer that discharged his firearm during that incident, for multiple policy and procedure violations", Walles said in a statement.

Police said the incident began when they received a report of a suspicious vehicle just before midnight on Tuesday, but the families of both victims said they were just sitting in their auto outside Williams' mother's home.

Moments later, a second police officer spotted the vehicle near Martin Luther King Jr.

As the second officer approached the auto, police said Williams started reversing towards him and he fired his gun into the vehicle. The officer who conducted the original traffic stop is white, police said.

'Why did you shoot? I know he did, thank you Jesus.

'Why did you just flame up my auto like that?

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Activist Chris Blanks said Thursday that the police video of the shooting is particularly important because the police version of events and the version Clifftina Johnson said her wounded daughter, Williams, shared with her appear to contradict each other.

In a video obtained by CNN affiliate WLS, the driver, Tafarra Williams, spoke out from her hospital bed, asking of the police, "Why did you shoot?" "My daughter said she put her hand up, and if she didn't put her hand up, she said, 'Mama, I would be dead'".

"We're not here to rip up our own town", Clyde McLemore, the Lake County chapter president of Black Lives Matter, said before the rally and march.

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.

Marcellis Stinnette's grand mother Sherrellis Stinnette speaks during protest rally for Marcellis Stinnette who killed by Waukegan Police Tuesday in Waukegan, Ill., Thursday. The white officer who initially stopped the couple is also a five-year veteran of the department.

"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. "At that time, my office's case file will also be made available to the public on the state's attorney's office website at", Nerheim said.

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The two officers involved in the fatal shooting have reportedly been placed on administrative leave as the Illinois State Police investigates.

Mayor Sam Cunningham told reporters he knows the families of both Mr Stinnette and Ms Williams and said he's concerned about the impact the shooting will have on Waukegan. Their great-grandmother used to babysit me. It could have been me'.

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

He added that he was nervous for Waukegan given the recent unrest that has occurred in other parts of the country. "That's what God wants me to do", the woman said.

"We have seen over and over that the "official" report when police kill Black people is far too often missing or misrepresenting details", Crump said.

The shooting in Waukegan comes amid national protests calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality that erupted this summer after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim noted that it may be several weeks before the investigation is complete.

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'We are exhausted of the police investigating the police, ' he said.

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