An unidentified Illinois police officer who shot to death 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette, a black teenager during a traffic stop this week has been fired, according to a new report available.
The officer was fired for “violations of multiple policy and procedure,” over the Tuesday fatal shooting of Stinnette in the city of Waukegan according to an NBC Chicago report.
Stinnette who unfortunately met his death on Tuesday was seated as a passenger in a car which was driven by his girlfriend, Tafara Williams, who was 20-years-old and was also badly injured in the shooting.
The Illinois police officer was approaching the pair’s car when it started rolling in reverse, and the officer claimed he opened fire on them because he was in fear of his life, the Chicago Tribune initially reported.
Police said, “the officer who opened fire is Hispanic,” as no gun was found in the car.
The young lady, Williams was immediately hospitalized after having two surgeries for gunshot wounds to the abdomen and arm, according to her mother.
According to the Tribune report, State Police, with the assistance of the FBI, are investigating the fatal shooting.