Italia Marie Kelly Biography – Wiki
Italia Marie Kelly is named as the George Floyd protester who was shot and killed along another victim in a night of rioting and violence that occurred on Sunday night in the town of Davenport, Iowa. She had been attending a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd at a Walmart parking lot.
“A protester shot my sister. It was not the police. Because of you, I lost my sister.”
Davenport, Iowa. (Two killed. Two others, including a police officer were also shot.) pic.twitter.com/k0NoNgRorw
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 2, 2020
She was 22 years old at the time of death.
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Ms Kelly’s aunt, Amy Hale told the Des Moines Register that her niece had begun to feel uncomfortable as the demonstration became more heated and decided to leave. Another police officer was also wounded on the night.
“She was always smiling, always laughing. That’s why it’s so sad that she was taken in such a violent way”, Hale told the Quad City Times.
Italia Marie Kelly Shot While Leaving George Floyd Protest in Iowa Town of Davenport
One of the victims has been identified as 20-year-old Italia Marie Kelly, who had been attending a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd at a Walmart parking lot, police say.
Kelly was biracial, who was reportedly shot in the back just as she was getting into a friend’s car and despite being taken straight to hospital she was pronounced dead 30 minutes later, reports claim.
Italia Marie Death
She was one of two people to be killed on Sunday night in separate incidents in the town. However, police have not yet released the names of the other victim.
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The disturbances began suddenly at around 10 pm on Sunday night after a day of peaceful protesting.
The situation became so intense that police ten other police departments from surrounding townships were all summoned to Davenport to help deal with the 100 or so rioters, according to officials.
20 shooting calls had been made to first responding officers during the night along with reports of three suspicious fires.