A man identified as Turell Brown has been shot and killed by a Chicago police officer yesterday.
28-year-old Turell Brown was shot by Chicago police Sunday morning in the city’s Englewood neighborhood.
Police say they responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Englewood and that Brown had a knife. There are no other details.
Brown’s family wants to know why deadly force had to be used.
An officer shot Brown, who later died from his wounds, according to officials.
police have not said if he lunged at them or anyone else, as they have not given any more details about the confrontation that lead to the shooting. Abc7chicago reported.
Brown’s family said he and his girlfriend, who lived together, were on and off again for 10 years and had a history of arguing.
Some neighbors, who did not want to go on camera, said months ago one of the arguments led to a SWAT situation.
Meanwhile, Brown’s mother said she often told her son that they should not be together.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability, the independent agency charged with probing police shootings, confirmed in a tweet Sunday afternoon that its investigators had also responded to the shooting.
The officers involved are now on 30-day administrative duty, CPD said.
Brown’s family said he recently graduated from welding school and had just celebrated his 28th birthday last Monday.