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TLC's T-Boz Says Illinois Police Fatally Shot Her Cousin 18 Times

TLC's T-Boz Says Illinois Police Fatally Shot Her Cousin 18 Times

My Cousin Was Shot 18 Times Including the Face and Back of His Head! He Harmed NO ONE EVER! He Had Mental Health Issues AND THE COPS KNEW THAT! Anything he's ever Done Was minor and NON VIOLENT! Eddie Russell Jr -A Human-Being -A Son- Brother-Friend-Nephew – Cousin-HUMAN! The cops told his mother to call him out on a bullhorn šŸ“¢ USED her saying "WE WILL GIVE HIM THE HELP HE NEEDS" and He Came Out Because He Heard His Mother and They used beyond excessive force to gun him down also with heavy artillery used in warfare! 18 times? Shot eighteen times??? IF THEIR GOING ON WHAT HES HOLDING AT THE BANK THAT ISN'T A GUN! (Picture Is Posted)They Keep saying he had a gun! I don't see a gun in his hand at the bank they say he tried to rob! That's NOT A GUN! They blocked everyone off including neighbors at a 4 block radius including his mother and father and family!People could NOT go home! So no camera phones accessible is that why? COPS DIDN'T HAVE ON BODY CAMS now isn't that convenient! They Lied and told family members Eddie Jr was at the hospital to get them away from the house knowing he was dead outside the house where they killed him! They kept his BODY OUTSIDE ON THE GROUND FOR MANY MANY HOURS! First they reported he ran out shooting =LIES! Then one cop shot =LIES! Then 5-6 shots =LIES! Then 5-6 cops shot YEAH CLEARLY! But why SO MANY TIMES? Why THE AR15? They didn't even wait for the negotiator to arrive or is it that the negotiator took his time getting there? They haven't Even Gave my cousin the RESPECT of trying to call and explain WHAT HAPPENED IN DETAIL TO HER CHILD! He needs JUSTICE! His Mother and Father and Family need JUSTICE!!!! This wasn't a hostage situation! He didn't threaten anyone's life! This was a mentally iLL young man who needed help and should have received just that! PLEASE HELP HIS MOTHER AND SPREAD HER STORY SO SHE CAN GET THE HELP SHE NEEDS AND JUSTICE FOR HER SON!!!! His Mother Has Tried For Many Years To Get Her Son Mental Health Counseling He Needed! The system Failed Him and Her! #AmericaIsTainted #TrumpIsAChump #TakeAKnee #BendAKnee #JusticeForEddieJr #Shot18Times #tboz #tlc #tbeezy #tlcarmy #justice #peoriaillinois #EddieRussell

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T-Boz’s family plans to sue an Illinois police department for the murder of her mentally ill cousin.

The TLC singer recently spoke with TMZ, where she said her family had yet to hear back the PeoriaĀ Police Department about the fatal shooting of her cousin, Eddie Russell Jr.

“It’s so disappointing…The crime doesn’t fit the punishment,” T-Boz, real name Tionne Watkins, said. “This child had a non-violent history…he was mentally ill. The police aren’t equipped to deal with a mentally ill person.”

The incident started when Russell was caught on camera allegedly robbing a bank. A standoff between the 25-year-old and police officers took place after at Russell’s home for several hours, until officers used his mother to call him out of the home. From there, police claim that RussellĀ advanced toward them with a gun, which led to a shootout. The cops fired until he was shot dead, with officers firing approximately 15-20 rounds.

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“My Cousin Was Shot 18 Times Including the Face and Back of His Head! He Harmed NO ONE EVER! He Had Mental Health Issues AND THE COPS KNEW THAT!” Watkins wrote on social media following the shooting.

The officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave while an investigation into the incident takes place.

Source: tmz.com


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