Skip to comments.Teen killed in police shooting in Zion shot twice in the back: coroner
Posted on 04/06/2015 3:04:26 PM PDT by KeyLargoEdited on 04/06/2015 4:04:59 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
A teenager shot by a Zion police officer Saturday died of two gunshot wounds to the back, Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd announced Monday.
Justus Howell, 17, was shot twice, with one bullet penetrating his heart, spleen and liver, and the other entering his right shoulder, according to a coroner's news release on the autopsy.
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Justus Howell was fatally shot by a Zion Police officer on Saturday, April 4, 2015. | Provided photo
In before the cute little newborn pic or the high school prom pic.
I'm trying to figure out that angle.
Justus didn’t prevail.
He fought the law and the law won.
“His mother, LaToya Howell, said Justus wanted to go to medical school to be a surgeon.”
Black lives matter, McLemore says. We just went through this with Ferguson (Mo.), and I have been saying that Zion is another Ferguson just waiting to explode.
“LaToya Howell said her son would have celebrated his golden birthday on June 18, when they had plans for a big party. The party guests were planning to wear white and gold”
“golden birthday” Huh?
Is that when you get the ‘Mr. T Starter set?
“I’m trying to figure out that angle.”
Climbing over a fence?
That was a DRT shot, liver hits usually pull the plug in less than a minute.
That was my first thought.
The only way I can see a bullet hitting all three organs, without a ricochet off a bone is to to enter from the lower left aiming up toward the right side of the neck.
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“Police added that a handgun was found at the scene. The Lake County Major Crime Task Force and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office are investigating the incident. “
His mother, LaToya Howell, said Justus wanted to go to medical school to be a surgeon.
I have serious doubts that this “teen” was on track to become the next Ben Carson, M.D.!
Handgun found at the scene. Enough said.
La Toyota must be so very proud! Her son....The Martyr
Justus Howel,,JUST US...Howel? oh HOWELL...well sure
Heart spleen and liver. Downward trajectory. Either he was diving or falling when that shot hit. It could have ricocheted off a bone and turned downward. Was he diving over a car or fence? Not a lot of details.
There are a lot of shootings where the victim is hit and subsequent shots as the body falls or turns have an upward or downward path through the body. Coroners can figure if the vic is twisting as they are shot and if they are twisting toward or away from the shooter. Cool stuff, if you can find the right books on the subject.
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