Chicago Teenager Lethally Shot And Killed By Sheriff Deputy, Police Still Investigating The Incident
A 17-year-old teenager was killed by a DuPage County sheriff's deputy on Sunday night near Villa Park. Authorities said Trevon Johnson argued with a deputy who responded to an emergency call involving violence and was later shot. His family rushed him to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, where he died.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Trevon Johnson's sister called 911, begging them to send some police over their house because Trevon had a knife and was beating her harshly. On the recorded audio of the 911 calls, the sister was heard saying that Trevon put his hands on her, punched her in the head several times, broke the glass in their dining room and even threw their Christmas tree.
DuPage County sheriff responded and went to Johnson's house after midnight. When the authorities arrived, the first deputy disputed with the teenager, who was prompting the officer to shoot him. Subsequently, the officer shot Johnson.
Johnson's family brought him to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital but was later pronounced dead, the Chicago 5 has learned. He died because of multiple gunshot wounds, the DuPage County coroner reported.
"This 17-year-old is the victim, make no mistake about it," Larry Rogers Jr., Johnson family's attorney, said to ABC7. The attorney added that the teen should not have been shot and killed in his home.
Illinois State Police is now investigating the incident. Meanwhile, the shooter of the teenager is now on paid administrative leave, as announced by the sheriff's office and as per the policy of the department.
Johnson was a working student and went to his uncle's church regularly to worship. His family described him as a young and full of energy kid. His uncle even said that he was "pleasant to be around."
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