TLC’s T-Boz Watkins believes her cousin, Eddie Russell Jr., was wrongfully gunned down by police.

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The shooting happened last Wednesday in Peoria, Illinois after the cops identified Eddie as an armed bank robber. They tracked him down to a house and waited 2 hours before he came to view. The police claimed that Eddie was advancing towards them aggressively with a handgun. They admitted to letting off 18 shots. But T-Boz isn’t buying that story.

The singer revealed that Eddie was mentally-ill and the police knew that. She also said that he was known in his small town for “not being violent”, and questions how did a bullet end up in the back of his head if he was “aggressively walking towards the cops”.