Authorities release name of Black man fatally shot by cop
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a Black man fatally shot by a suburban Chicago police officer who also shot and wounded a Black woman after her vehicle rolled toward the officer following a traffic stop.
A coroner says preliminary autopsy results on Marcellis Stinnette indicate that he died “from injuries due to a gunshot.” Police say Stinnette and a woman whom relatives have identified as his girlfriend and mother of his child were in a vehicle that fled a traffic stop late Tuesday.
That vehicle was later spotted by another officer. Police say the officer opened fire after the vehicle began moving in reverse toward him.