She was among a group of friends when she was approached by an off duty Chicago police officer that fired from an unregistered firearm, over his shoulder. He got out of the car and continued firing, fatally hitting Rekia in the head.
The police officer claimed that he mistakenly thought someone holding a cell phone was armed with a handgun. He was cleared of all charges.
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