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As arrangements for Sonya Massey’s funeral were announced for July 19, Illinois State Police said Wednesday they would not immediately release further information on the shooting of the Springfield woman.

Massey, 36, was shot and killed by Sangamon County Sheriff’s officers early Saturday morning at her home in the 2800 block of Hoover Avenue after a 911 call reported an intruder.

Massey supporters will hold a protest rally at 9 a.m. Friday in front of the Sangamon County Building (Ninth Street side).

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The investigation was handed over to the state police on Saturday.

In a press release on Wednesday, she announced that body-worn camera footage and other information related to the incident would not be released “to protect the integrity of the legal process and the right to a fair trial in the event of charges being brought.”

Seven unanswered questions about the investigation

Following the shooting, the State Journal-Register asked Sangamon County and state police a number of questions that remain unanswered, and other questions have emerged.

  • Was Massey shot in her home?
  • How many deputies fired shots and approximately how many shots?
  • Did the emergency call come from the house and did Massey make it?
  • Was anyone else present before the two deputies arrived?
  • Were any other weapons found at the crime scene?
  • Did the deputies determine that Massey was the occupant before or after the shooting?
  • Were the deputies on site placed on leave?

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