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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.

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