DeShawn Tatum Wiki – DeShawn Tatum Bio
DeShawn Tatum was an Illinois man who was fatally shot by the police after he stole a car.
That conclusion from Rock Island County’s State’s Attorney Dora Villareal on the day she also released video of the police shooting.
“The evidence, in this case, shows that Tatum would not relent in his attempt to escape and that he fully intended to hurt the officers and/or force the officers to hurt him, making their decisions to use deadly force objectively reasonable,” Villareal said. “The statements of the officers along with witness accounts affirm the conclusion that the use of deadly force was objectively reasonable.”
He was 25 years old.
DeShawn Tatum Shot By Police
On April 1, after an intense foot chase between Tatum and four police officers, he was shot dead. During the incident, Tatum went to steal a bystander car at a gas station. At this point, he was caught and shot. Later he died in the hospital while receiving treatment.
The video released Wednesday gives us a closer look into what happened leading up to that deadly shooting.
Police say they were searching for Tatum after posting videos on Snapchat holding a gun — and threatening officers.
They say he also had outstanding warrants for local and federal felonies.
Tatum has had a run-in with the law for a while. Further, the outstanding felony warrants. And had been earlier spotted running through a nearby cemetery and ignored commands to stop and “drop the gun”. Also, his backpack had a Glock 9mm magazine, 9mm Luger cartridges, other ammo, suspected marijuana, and unidentified pills.