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Published on April 23, 2024
14-Year-Old Charged with First-Degree Murder in Chicago Juvenile Violence CaseSource: Google Street View

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the first-degree murder of a 17-year-old, and the attempted first-degree murder of a 15-year-old in Chicago, authorities said Tuesday. The unidentified juvenile is also facing a count of aggravated battery with a firearm.

According to the Chicago Police Department, the young suspect was taken into custody on Monday morning, nearly two months after the shooting incident that claimed the life of the older teen and wounded the younger one on March 2, in Chicago's 1st District. The arrest took place at 8:16 a.m., in the 100 block of S. Central Park Blvd, the offender was identified as the person responsible for the violent act which occurred, on the 500 block of W. Roosevelt Rd.

The case has brought to the forefront the ongoing issue of juvenile violence in the city, sparking community concerns about youth involvement in violent crimes. The teenage suspect is due for a juvenile detention hearing, which is scheduled to be held at 1100 S. Hamilton Ave.

Details surrounding the circumstances of the March shooting have not been widely disclosed.