Hundreds mourn 19-year-old fatally shot by Chicago police

CHICAGO (AP) - Hundreds of people have turned out to mourn a 19-year-old fatally shot by Chicago police.

Quintonio LeGrier was killed after officers responding to a Dec. 26 domestic disturbance said he was "combative" toward police. A neighbor, 55-year-old Bettie Jones, also was accidentally shot by police.

The Chicago Tribune reports LeGrier was remembered Saturday as an avid runner and book-smart Northern Illinois University student.

Friends and family also said they noticed changes in his behavior recently, in which he sometimes became angry. Police records show he had several confrontations with NIU officers.

Mourners also prayed for the Chicago police department, which has been under scrutiny since squad-car video was released that showed a white officer fatally shoot a black teenager.

The Rev. Warren Riley says "Our city is in trouble."

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