Calumet Park anti-violence activist Quintin Martins killed in shooting

Quintin Martins, a 34-year-old anti-violence activist, was killed Friday, family said and police confirm. In a statement, his family said he was found dead in his car on Friday, Dec. 3. The Cook County Medical Examiner said he died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide. Family described Martins as “a community leader who fought for peace and justice.” He graduated from Northern Illinois University, and served as an assistant dean at a south suburban school and a paraprofessional for a CPS elementary school in East Side. He also lobbied for violence prevention programs and policies, family said. Police have not commented on the circumstances of Martins’ death.

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