Family of Maywood Man Slain by Markham Police Want Answers

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Donte Jones, 36, of Maywood, was shot Sunday morning by Markham police, who claim he was armed but haven’t spoken with family members yet. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

ABC 7 Chicago reports that, as of Monday morning, the family of Donte Jones, the 36-year-old father of four and a Maywood resident, is still looking for answers about his tragic death.

Jones was shot by Markham police early Sunday morning outside of Stadium Night Club, located on Dixie Highway in Markham. Police in that southwestern suburb said that numerous fights happened within the club’s parking lot on Saturday night.

Markham police claim that Jones was armed, according to ABC 7:

“Markham’s police chief says Jones moved close to one of the officers while armed with a gun, feeling threatened, the chief said his officer fired at Dante Jones.

“The family says police have video proof that can answer the painful questions of how and why they shot and killed Donte Jones.”

Jones’ family members said they haven’t heard from “Markham police, Illinois State Police, or the mayor of Markham since Jones was shot and killed Sunday morning,” the ABC 7 report notes. To read the full report, click here. VFP

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One thought on “Family of Maywood Man Slain by Markham Police Want Answers”

  1. Better question here is why did this fella have a gun and go to a club with a bad reputation? Obviously he was not thinking about his 4 kids or his parents when he went there. And while too many people are getting shot and killed by police who may or may not have had a gun, it’s time to smarten-up and learn that you do what a policeman or policewoman tells you to do, or risk getting Tased, shot and/or killed. This is real life, not a movie or TV show.

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