Oh, the Humanity!
The family of a man fatally shot by police early Sunday is suing the city Wednesday after officers used what the family is calling excessive force in the fatal shooting of Shapell Terrell.
About 1 a.m. Sunday, police fatally shot Terrell in the 2300 block of East 85th Street. The 39-year-old garbage man was pronounced dead on the scene at 4:40 a.m. Sunday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.
Nina Eskridge and Shapell Terrell Jr. -- two of the slain man’s six children -- and his father, James Terrell, filed suit against the city Wednesday claiming Shapell Terrell was unarmed and the shooting of their family member was “excessive” and “unreasonable.”
- The Independent Police Review Authority recovered two handguns at the scene and “will be investigating whether the officers’ conduct was consistent with department policy and Illinois state law,” the agency’s chief, Ilana Rosenzweig, said.
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