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Autopsies Show Cop Shot Quintonio LeGrier 6 Times And Bettie Jones Once

By Mae Rice in News on Jan 14, 2016 9:25PM

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 27: LaTonya Jones, the daughter of Bettie Jones holds a picture of her mother during a vigil outside her home. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police shot Quintonio LeGrier, 19, six times, and LeGrier’s downstairs neighbor Bettie Jones, 55, once, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s autopsy report.

LeGrier was hit in the chest, back, buttock, and left arm, and grazed on the chest and right shoulder; Jones was hit once, in the chest.

LeGrier tested positive for THC, an ingredient in marijuana, the autopsy said. It’s not clear how recently he had ingested marijuana when the shooting took place, though, according to the Tribune.

After the shooting, there was some initial confusion about where cops were involved, according to the Sun-Times:

“At the initial time of this report, investigator [Justin] Pratt was told this was not a police-involved shooting,” according to the medical examiner’s records. “Attempts to gather more information from CPD were to no avail. It was discovered later that this was in fact a police shooting.”

“It appears to be some sort of miscommunication,” said Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the police department.

Officer Robert Rialmo, who has been identified as the cop who shot LeGrier and Jones, arrived on the scene after LeGrier’s father called 911 and said his son was threatening him with a baseball bat, according to the medical examiner’s case report.

Officer Rialmo shot LeGrier after LeGrier swung his bat at the officer, according to the police account of the incident.

Jones, police said previously, was shot by accident. She was in the building’s entry area to help direct officers to LeGrier’s second-floor apartment, according to that same medical examiner’s report.