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NIU Student Called 911 Before Fatal Police Shooting

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Susan Stephens
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WNIJ
NIU's Altgeld Hall

Chicago's Independent Police Review Authority says a 19-year-old Northern Illinois University student called 911 three times asking them to send police before he was fatally shot by an officer.

The agency that investigates police shootings revealed Monday the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication identified two additional 911 calls placed by Quintonio LeGrier prior to his death and that of 55-year-old Bettie Jones.

One call by LeGrier had previously been made public.

“I need the police,'' LeGrier says according to a newly-released recording of one call.

The father of the Northern Illinois University student also made a 911 call.

LeGrier and Jones were killed Dec. 26 by police responding to a domestic disturbance at an apartment on the city's West Side.

Police said Jones was hit accidentally by the shots fired by an officer.

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