Cop on the force for three years shot Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones

SHARE Cop on the force for three years shot Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones
SHARE Cop on the force for three years shot Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones

The Chicago Police officer who shot 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and neighbor Bettie Jones was on the force for three years, according to sources who identified the officer Tuesday.

Robert Rialmo shot the bat-wielding teen outside LeGrier’s father’s home in the 4700 block of West Erie on Dec. 26, the sources said. Jones, a neighbor who was at the front door of the building, was killed accidentally, police said.

Rialmo, who worked in the Harrison District on the West Side, was answering a call about a domestic dispute and was told LeGrier, an engineering student at Northern Illinois University, was threatening his father with a bat, officials said.

Rialmo did not want to discuss the case Tuesday night without his lawyer’s approval.

The families of LeGrier and Jones have both filed wrongful-death lawsuits.

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