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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Family grieving after father is shot and killed

Peoria Journal Star, IL

According to police, David L. Green, 47, was under investigation by the West Central Illinois Task Force when officers came to his rural Glasford home to serve a search warrant at 6:10 a.m.

Illinois State Police Capt. Kenneth Yelliott said Green confronted officers with a long gun and a handgun and pointed the handgun at officers after being told to drop his weapons.

An officer Yelliott described as a veteran fired at Green, who was later pronounced dead at the home.

An autopsy Friday shows Green died of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen, according to Fulton County Coroner Steve Hines. He said Illinois State Police asked him not to release the number of shots fired at Green.

Green's ex-wife Linda Mordue:

"I'm not trying to say what he was doing was OK," she said. "But in 14 years I'm sure they've busted people for things more serious than watering marijuana plants."

Mordue said she thinks police have been arrogant about the shooting when she asks questions. She also believes police were out of line, and Green did not have to die.


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