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  • over 1 year ago Taunderlia Watkins

    Hello, Im the mother of Donte Johnson first Children their are 13 and 14 year old boys. We want to follow his case and know about any updates. This situation has tirn my family in such a way you cant imagine, i try my best everyday to insure his sons continue going in the right direction. Its hard and sometimes overwhelming without their dad around but I do ecerything I can to try and comfort and redirect them in their emotional times. R.I.P Donte Johnson your sons truly misses youđź‘Ľ

Donte Johnson, 30
Dolton, Illinois
June 26, 2016

Agencies: Dolton Village Police Department Illinois

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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30 year-old Donte Johnson was killed by Dolton Illinois police officers responding to a 911 call. The shooting happened shortly after 5 a.m. at the Shell gas station at 1445 Sibley Boulevard in Dolton. 

Authorities say a female clerk placed a frantic call to 911 to report a man with a mask and gun at the station. The clerked locked herself in the bathroom. Police say two officers were nearby and responded within seconds.

When they arrived, the officers found 30-year-old Donte Johnson standing over a man. As you heard, according to police, Johnson pointed his gun in the direction of the officers and then the cops opened fire.

They say Johnson ran and then collapsed. He was pronounced dead on the scene. A gun was recovered at the scene.

About a dozen of Johnson’s family and friends gathered outside the police station on the afternoon of the shooting. Many in the group said they doubted the police version of the story. Police said they would analyze surveillance footage from the gas station.

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Family disputes police account