Marcellis Stinnette

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Black Teen Was Alive When Covered by Blanket: Girlfriend

Tafara Williams disputes police account of Oct. 20 shooting

(Newser) - The Illinois woman shot by police alongside Marcellis Stinnette says her boyfriend was still breathing when officers covered him with a blanket. Tafara Williams—who, like Stinnette, is Black—spoke Tuesday from a hospital, where she's said to be recovering from gunshot wounds to her stomach and hand, per... More »

Cop Who Shot Into Car, Killing Black Teen, Fired

Marcellis Stinnette case is being investigated by Illinois State Police

(Newser) - The Illinois police officer who fatally shot Black teen Marcellis Stinnette last week has been fired. The unidentified Hispanic officer, who has been with the force for five years, was terminated Friday "for multiple policy and procedure violations," the Waukegan Police Department says, per USA Today . No new... More »

Cops: Fatal Shooting Was Self-Defense. Girlfriend: It Was 'for Nothing'

19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette shot dead in Waukegan, Ill., after confrontation with cops

(Newser) - A police shooting in an Illinois city this week has left a Black teen dead and his girlfriend hospitalized, with protesters and family members demanding that the feds get to the bottom of what happened. Per CBS News , police in Waukegan say that 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette was the passenger in... More »

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