chicago police officer shoots, kills two, one by mistake
In a city plagued by police allegations of abuse of force, a Chicago official shot dead a male college student and a five-year-old mother early Saturday, both black, police later said the woman\'s death was unexpected and tragic.
A few hours later, the police shot another person in a separate location.
\"The police met a fighting subject that resulted in the release of the officer\'s weapons, resulting in two deaths,\" the police department said in a statement . \".
A 55-year-old woman was \"accidentally hit and unfortunately killed,\" the report said, adding, \"The Department expresses its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
Independent Police censors are investigating the shooting, the report said.
The third police department in the country-
The largest city was under federal civil rights investigation for the use of lethal force and official discipline.
A recent video released showed a white official shooting dead a black teenager on 2014, sparking protests that activists called on Mayor Ram Emanuel to resign.
The deadly shooting took place near the West End of Garfield Park.
The Cook County Forensic Office identified the dead as 19-year-old Betty Jones and kuntenio Legley.
Jones\'s family said that Legrier, a sophomore at Northern Illinois University, went home for Christmas and visited his father, the landlord of the two.
The floor wooden frame building where the shooting occurred.
The family said police received a phone call after Legrier threatened his father with a metal baseball bat.
Jones lives in the first one.
According to her cousin Evelyn Glover, the floor apartment was shot out by the door.
There is a bullet hole on the wooden door.
The walls and carpets of the neat apartment decorated for Christmas are covered with blood.
Relatives, including the children of 10-year-old grandmother Betty Jones, were crying and hugging each other in the building.
\"It was a wrong death.
How did you shoot from the door?
Glover asked, adding that Jones is recovering from ovarian cancer.
Legrier\'s mother, Janet Cooksey, told local news channel CLTV that her son had a mental illness recently.
\"You call for help and you lose someone,\" she said . \".
\"This must stop.
\"In another shooting incident, police responded to the attack near Washington Heights at around 1: 30. m. (1930 GMT).
The information provided by the ministry was minimal, only to say that no officer was injured and no certain weapon was found.
The Chicago Tribune reported that the man was seriously injured and had been taken to hospital.
The independent police censorship agency, which reviews police behavior, is also investigating the shooting.
In response to complaints about the effectiveness of the agency, Emanuel recently replaced the agency\'s chief officer. High-
General situation of police killing black people since mid-term
The 2014 incident triggered a wave of angry protests across the country, and promoted the new civil rights movement in the name of black life issues. (
Mary wynifsky and Justin mcden report in Chicago;
Curtis Skinner\'s supplementary report in San Francisco;
Chris Michaud, Ruth Pitchford, and Bill Rigby editor)