Police in Chicago, Illinois, shot and killed a man and a woman, both unarmed, while responding to a domestic disturbance call early Saturday morning.
Quintonio LeGrier, 19, was threatening his father with a bat when police were called to the scene in West Garfield Park shortly after 4:00 a.m., the Chicago Tribune reports. Relatives say the young man, an engineering student at Northern Illinois University, had been struggling with mental health issues of late. Witnesses say LeGrier was shot seven times while exiting the front door.
Betty Jones, 55, who lived in the same building as LeGrier’s father but a floor above, was also fatally shot. It remains unclear how the mother of five came to be in the line of fire. She was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.