Two people from Chicago’s West Side are dead after police responded to a domestic disturbance early Saturday morning. NBC Chicago reports that family members have identified the deceased as 57-year-old Bettie Jones, a mother of five, and 19-year-old Quintonio Legrier, an engineering student at Northern Illinois University.
Police say that when officers arrived, they were “confronted by a combative individual, resulting in an officer firing shots, fatally wounding two individuals.” Witnesses said that the domestic disturbance reported was caused by Legrier, who was threatening his father with a baseball bat. They told NBC Chicago that Jones opened the door for the police and was shot soon after.
These deaths come at a time when Chicago police are under intense scrutiny for the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.