Illinois Cops Taser, then Shoot and Kill Woman Trying to Escape Burning Car

Decynthia Celements was shot twice in the head by an Elgin police officer. Now they say she had cocaine in her system.

None of shots were fired at close range, according to an autopsy report by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office last week.

The report says Clements was shot twice in the head and once in the chest on March 12 by Elgin cop Lt. Christian Jensen.

She was also tasered as she exited her burning vehicle after being pulled over for driving a "suspicious vehicle."

Officer Jenson, and the other officers on the scene were wearing body cameras.

The medical examiner has had sufficient time to review toxicology reports, which reveal Clements had cocaine in her system at the time Jensen shot her multiple times, killing her.

Jensen first pulled over Clements for driving a "suspicious vehicle" near Cedar Avenue in Elgin, Illinois.

Clements fled with a knife.

At that point, officers claim they "disengaged immediately" and later attempted to "negotiate" with Clements.

Clements would move her vehicle up "several feet," according to the officers.

Eventually, officers observed a fire inside the vehicle.

The Elgin Police Department claims officers attempted to get Clements out of the burning vehicle.

But something went wrong, they say, and Jensen's gun went off three times, striking Clements twice in the head and once in the chest.

Clements was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead after being shot three times.

Jensen has since been on paid leave and has not yet been charged with a crime. He has worked for the Elgin Police Department for 19 years.

UPDATE: PINAC initially reported Elgin police hadn't released the video, but that was incorrectly reported by another news outlet. The video is now included in the article.

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old white man
old white man

"Something went wrong and Jenson's gun went off 3 times striking her twice in the head and once in the chest?" This cop's too stupid to even come up with a good story! Nineteen year veteran so you know they're gonna let this piece of shit retire.

Eleanor 31
Eleanor 31

This is very sad no way did his gun go off shoring her 2 times in the head 1 in the chest that was pure murder god bless her and her family

GDubb01
GDubb01

Yet white people still can't seem to comprehend why we HAAAATE then so much. We HAAAATE you for what you've done and continue to do to black people. Leave us the fuuuuck alone!!! By God's grace, you will pay DEARLY one day and that day will be a glorious one.

Paulina-
Paulina-

People often say "Guns don't kill people, people kill people". Well, here's the cops claiming "Golly, gee! The gun fired 3 times... by itself ! "

Rail Car Fan
Rail Car Fan

"Badge Bully" cops do what they do best. Shoot and kill innocent victim... then make up story to cover their A$$.

Rail Car Fan