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Teen’s family disputes police account of daughter’s death

Alexis Wilson did not make it to her 20th birthday, but her family will be celebrating her life on Oct. 8 as they continue to mourn.

The 19-year-old former cheerleader and Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduate was killed July 27 in an encounter with Dolton police. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office ruled her death a homicide caused by multiple gunshot wounds.

Her parents, Alonzo and Cara Wilson of Homewood, are continuing to press Dolton officials for answers to their questions about the encounter that resulted in their daughter’s death. The couple have been critical of . . .

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