DeKALB – A Northern Illinois University student killed by Chicago police Saturday morning was home on winter break, and also out on bail for a number of charges he was facing in DeKalb County after confrontations with campus police, court records show.
A Chicago police officer responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday on Chicago’s West Side shot and killed Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and accidentally shot a 55-year-old woman, Bettie Jones.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of Quintonio LeGrier,” NIU spokesman Joe King said. “Our hearts go out to his family and all of those who were close to him.”
LeGrier, a sophomore engineering major, lived in the Neptune Hall dormitory at the university, officials said.
Records from NIU police and DeKalb County courts show that LeGrier had at least four run-ins with law enforcement in the area, including three arrests that included charges of resisting campus police.
On March 1, LeGrier was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting NIU police. He was arrested again May 6 and charged with aggravated battery in a public place and aggravated battery against a government employee after being arrested near his dormitory by campus police.
A predawn arrest at another dormitory on Sept. 2 resulted in charges of assault, disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer, records show.
LeGrier also had been arrested Jan. 15 on retail theft charges, court records show.
LeGrier was due back in court Jan. 25 on the all except the retail theft charges. He had pleaded guilty in that case and received court supervision, accwording to DeKalb County court records.