Transcript for Officer fired in Waukegan shooting death
Now to that breaking news overnight. A police department in Illinois taking action against an officer involved in a fatal shooting that sparked outrage. Overnight an Illinois police officer involved in the shooting of a black man fired. Officials in the city of waukegan say they terminated the officer that discharged his firearm during that incident for multiple policy and procedure violations. The officer is accused of killing 19-year-old marcellis Stinnette and wounding his girlfriend tafarra Williams. The shooting sparking outrage with protesters demanding justice. There is no warranting this. Police brutality has gone too far. Reporter: They investigated reports of a suspicious vehicle. Officials say the car sped off. That officer exited his vehicle and the vehicle that he was investigating began to reverse towards the officer. The officer then pulled out his duty weapon and fired into the vehicle. Reporter: Those gunshots killing Stinnette and wounding his girlfriend who was sitting in the driver's seat. Tafarra, justice will be served because they left you to speak for the ones that can't speak. Reporter: Williams' attorneys tell ABC news the relative speed of the officer's firing is a direct result of police reforms created by other high-profile cases of black men and women being shot by police saying the cry for systemic change is heard loudly across the country in tafarra's name and marcellis'. Demonstrators gathered this week, the victims' families are looking for answer and closure. The police officer is forgiven. Amen. I have to forgive him. Yes. That's what god want me to do. And the Illinois state police are conducting an independent investigation into that shooting. The findings of that investigation will eventually be turned over to the state's attorney's office for review.
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