Woman Injured in Waukegan Police Shooting Says Cops Let Boyfriend Die
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) A woman injured in a Waukegan police involved shooting says she begged officers to help her boyfriend, who was also shot and eventually died.
Tafara Williams and Marcellis Stinnette were shot last Tuesday while in a car that had previously driven away from one other officer. The officer who opened fire said he did so when the vehicle started to back up in his direction.
That officer was fired on Friday, though he still hasn’t been named.
The Illinois State Police and FBI are investigating the case. Body cam footage is expected to be released soon, though no exact date has been given.