Woman killed by Chicago police was mother of 5

CHICAGO (AP) – The latest on the fatal shootings of a man and woman by Chicago police responding to a domestic disturbance call (all times local):

12:48 p.m.

The brother of a 55-year-old woman shot and killed by a Chicago police officer says his sister was the mother of four daughters and a son.

Melvin Jones tells the Chicago Tribune that more than a dozen family members celebrated Christmas with Bettie Jones on Friday. Jones says his sister “had an excellent Christmas.”

Authorities say Bettie Jones and 19-year-old Quintonio Legrier were killed early Saturday when police responded to a domestic disturbance call.

Bettie Jones, a neighbor of Legrier, lived in a first-floor apartment with her boyfriend. Her children range in age from 19 to 38. They include 19-year-old twins.

Melvin Jones says he’s “numb right now.” He says there is “a whole lot of anger, a whole lot of tears.”

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12:20 p.m.

The mother of a 19-year-old man shot and killed by a Chicago police officer says her son was studying engineering at Northern Illinois University.

Janet Cooksey tells the Chicago Tribune that Quintonio Legrier graduated from Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy in Chicago and “was going somewhere.” Authorities say Legrier and 55-year-old Bettie Jones, both of Chicago, died in the police shooting early Saturday.

Cooksey tells WLS-TV that her son was “having a mental situation.” She says sometimes he would “get loud, but not violent.”

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11:20 a.m.

The Cook County medical examiner has identified two people killed in a Chicago police shooting as a 19-year-old black man and 55-year-old black woman.

Spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman says Quintonio Legrier and Bettie Jones were killed early Saturday on the city’s West Side. Jones was pronounced dead at Loretto Hospital at 4:51 a.m. Legrier was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 5:14 a.m.

The medical examiner’s office says autopsies have not been scheduled.

Earlier Saturday, Chicago police said an officer responding to a domestic disturbance shot and killed two people after being “confronted by a combative subject.”

Police said the shooting is under investigation and the case has been referred to the city’s main police oversight agency.

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10:24 a.m.

Chicago police say an officer responding to a domestic disturbance shot and killed two people.

The Chicago Police Department said in a statement that the shootings happened at about 4:25 a.m. Saturday after responding officers “were confronted by a combative subject” on the city’s West Side.

Police said the shooting is under investigation and the case has been referred to the city’s main police oversight agency.

Independent Police Review Authority spokesman Larry Merritt confirmed Saturday that the agency was investigating but had no further information. The race of the officer and those fatally shot were not disclosed.

The Chicago Police Department is the subject of a federal civil rights investigation, which came after the release of a video showing a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times in 2014.

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