Mother Of Justus Howell, Teen Shot Dead By Zion Police In 2015, Asks Prosecutors To Reopen CaseJustus Howell was shot in the back and killed while running away from police in Zion in 2015. The officer who fired the shots was ultimately cleared, but Howell’s mother kept on fighting.
Courthouse Closes Amid Protest Over Teen's Shooting Death By OfficerLaToya Howell, the mother of 17-year-old Justus Howell, led about 30 protesters onto the street in front of the Lake County Courthouse and blocked traffic.
No Charges Against Zion Police Officer Who Shot And Killed Justus HowellLake County prosecutors announced an investigation has determined a Zion police officer was justified when he shot and killed 17-year-old Justus Howell last month.
Autopsy Concludes Zion Teen's Death Was HomicideHowell was shot while fleeing police about 2 p.m. on April 4, near 24th and Galilee, police said. A handgun was recovered, police said. Two witnesses have told the Sun Times that Howell was not armed at the time of the shooting.
Investigators Gathering Video In Probe Of Fatal Police Shooting Of Zion TeenLake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko said investigators were chasing down some 50 leads into the circumstances surrounding the death of Justus Howell of Waukegan.
Protesters Pack Zion City Hall, Demand Cops Wear Body CamsProtesters in Zion renewed their demands to equip police officers with body-cams.
Demonstrators Gather In Zion, Scene Of Police-Involved ShootingAbout 200 people gathered Saturday in front of the Zion Police Department after the shooting death of a teen last week by police.
Funeral For Teen Shot By Zion Officer Set For FridayZion police have said Justus Howell was involved in a scuffle while trying to steal a handgun during a street sale just before the officer shot him Saturday afternoon.
Zion Police: Teen Fatally Shot By Officer Had Stolen GunOn Monday, Zion Police Chief Steve Dumyahn released a 1 ½-page statement following published reports that the Lake County coroner said Justus Howell, 17, died from gunshot wounds to the back.
Coroner: Teen Killed By Zion Police Shot Twice In BackRelatives of a 17-year-old boy fatally shot by a Zion police officer called for justice for Justus Howell on Sunday. Family members said he was shot twice in the back, which authorities confirmed.