Just a few days ago TLC singer T-Boz lost a close family member to what appears to be police violence leaving her, as well as her family, in shock and disbelief.
According to Chicago News 5:
" Eddie Russell Jr., 25, was shot and killed on Sept. 20 after a standoff with officers at his home following a bank robbery, police said in a statement.The incident began at 12:49 p.m., the Peoria Police Department posted on Facebook, when officers responded to a report of a robbery at First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, located at 3037 N. Sterling Ave.
Authorities said the suspect – who police identified as Russell based on surveillance footage – fled the scene westbound into a residential area after the incident.Officers then arrived at his home in the 2800 block of West Sheffield Drive, according to police, at which point they "attempted to contact Russell for over two hours."
The Peoria Police released the following statements the day of and two days after the shooting.
This is definitely a family nightmare. Be sure to keep T-Boz and her family in your thoughts and prayers.