Mother: Police didn’t have to kill son

Comments:  | Leave A Comment

The mother of a Chicago teen shot to death by police says there is no justification for taking his life.

CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of a Chicago teen shot to death by police says there is no justification for taking his life. Police shot to death 15-year-old Tatioun Williams late Wednesday after two sergeants responding to a reported robbery were stopped by a witness, who pointed them toward two suspects. According to police, when the pair was ordered to stop, one of them pointed a gun at them. One sergeant fired, fatally wounding Williams. The other suspect is in custody. Lois Pickett tells the Chicago Tribune police "could have taken him (Williams) to jail, they could have done anything but take his life." The robbery victim told police he was getting out of his vehicle near his home when armed teens took his wallet and iPod. Police say the items were recovered. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Tags:

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 345 other followers