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Family wants 'justice' for woman killed by police

1:00 AM, Dec 3, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND --  The family of 30-year-old Malissa Williams is speaking out about her death. Williams was shot and killed by Cleveland Police following a police chase Thursday. 

She was the passenger in a car driven by 43-year-old Timothy Ray Russell. Her family believes Williams just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.  

"She was not a violent type person," said her aunt, Dorothy Sigelmyer.  "I just want to know why this had to happen this way, I want justice."   

According to Sigelmyer, Williams lived with various family members on and off before taking up residence in a shelter. Her uncle Walter Jackson Sr., says he was shocked to learn that Williams had been involved in a shooting to that extent. 

"I really believe that the Cleveland Police made a bad decision," said Jackson.

A total of 137 bullets were fired into the car that Williams was riding in. 

Her friend, Greg Sherels, added Williams "was a gentle soul" who "enjoyed life her way." 

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