(pic courtesy of TMZ)
T-Boz Watkins, from TLC, believes cops gunned down her cousin in cold blood at the end of a standoff … and she’s demanding justice for her family.
The shooting happened last Wednesday in Peoria, Illinois — police responded to a bank robbery and, after using surveillance video to identify the suspect as Eddie Russell Jr. … tracked him down to a home. Police surrounded the home for 2 hours before 25-year-old Eddie emerged.
While police describe Eddie as aggressively advancing “toward officers with a handgun” — T-Boz disputes that and says her cousin was unarmed. She also blames cops for “using” Eddie’s mother to lure him out of the house. Her biggest issue is he had mental health issues, and she claims the police knew that, and promised his mother they would “give him the help he needs.”