RAW: Illinois Man Fatally Shot on Thanksgiving After Pointing Gun at Police


Litchfield, Illinois — On November 24, 2022, the Litchfield Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and ISP officers responded to a call for a suspicious person at Litchfield’s McDonald’s. When officers arrived, the subject, 41-year-old Shane Boston fled the scene and attempted to carjack a person driving a pickup truck.

While in pursuit of Boston, a Litchfield officer deployed a stun gun on Boston, who then pointed a gun at officers, ISP said. Bodycam footage from the officer who deployed the stun gun showed Boston display what appeared to be a gun. Two Litchfield police officers, a Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy and a state trooper fired their weapons at Boston, who then fell to the ground.

Boston was struck and disarmed, and then taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead later that same day. No officers were injured.

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