ZION, Ill. — The death of a teen shot twice in the back by a Zion, Ill. police officer reportedly has been ruled a homicide.
17-year-old Justus Howell was shot while running from police in the far north suburb earlier this month.
At the time, police said a handgun was recovered from the scene of the shooting, but witnesses told the newspaper Howell was not armed.
The Sun-Times reports the Lake County coroner found no evidence that Howell was drunk or high on drugs when he was shot — although he did have some alcohol and marijuana in his system.
A task force made up of police, the FBI and Lake County prosecutors is investigating the shooting.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Yes, It's Murder. Why Do You Ask?
by M. Bouffant at 10:47