Justus Howell, a young African-American, was killed on Saturday afternoon by a police officer who shot him twice in the back, today confirmed a report by the Police.
The 17-year-old, resident in the town Waukegan, was killed by a policeman from Zion, Illinois, and according to a report from the forensic’s office in Lake County, one of the bullets penetrated the left side of the back affecting the heart, liver and spleen of the victim.
Howell allegedly was involved in an incident during the sale of a weapon, according to reports from the authorities.
According to authorities, Howell was involved in the illegal sale of a weapon with Tramond Peet, 18, who appeared in court Monday.
Police did not release the name of the agent who fired the shots but said he was an official with nine years of service.
The teenager’s death occurred months after another black young man, 18, was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, that fact sparked protests and reignited the issue of racial discrimination due to the way the police treat minorities in the United States.
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