The family and friends of a grandmother who was 'accidentally' shot dead by Chicago Police have said it is time for cops to ask questions instead of shooting first.
Bettie Jones, 55, and Quintonio LeGrier, 19, died during a domestic disturbance on Saturday.
Jones was a neighbor of LeGrier's and lived in a first-floor apartment with her boyfriend.
'The 55-year-old female victim was accidentally struck and tragically killed,' a police statement released Saturday afternoon read. The department extends its deepest condolences to the victim's family and friends.'
Jacqueline Walker, a friend of Jones, asked why police 'shoot first and ask questions later.' Police should use stun guns or other nonlethal methods instead, Walker said at a news conference outside the West Side residence where the victims lived.
Jones, a mother of five who had hosted family for Christmas, and LeGrier, a college student home for holiday break, were pronounced dead at hospitals, according to relatives and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
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Mother-of-five Bettie Jones, 55, was pronounced dead at Loretto Hospital at 4.51am after being shot by police