Illinois man charged with murder claims self-defense in fatal shooting
By Jennifer Cruz
Oliver Rhone is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of a long-time rival. (Photo: Schaumburg Police Department)
The lawyer of a 37-year-old man said in a Cook County court Friday that his client acted in self-defense when he shot and killed a man last week in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg. However, authorities dispute that claim.
Oliver L. Rhone is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Quentin Tillison, 37, during a heated exchange outside of a Walgreens last Wednesday evening.
The Chicago Tribune reported the incident unfolded just after 5 p.m. Authorities say Rhone was sitting in his car in the parking lot outside of the Walgreens, when Tillison walked out of the business and past Rhone’s car. It’s unknown why Rhone was in the parking lot in the first place, but Rhone got out of his car and the two exchanged words.
Then, at some point during the altercation, Rhone is said to have pulled out a handgun and shot Tillison as he turned to walk away. Tillison was struck in the abdomen, but managed to walk across the parking lot and jump over a row of bushes.
Tillison then fell to the ground, and a witness attempted to render