CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police introduced expenses within the dying of 7-year-old Akeem Briscoe inside his Humboldt Park residence, killed by a stray bullet.
CPD Superintendent David Brown mentioned a 16-year-old boy is charged with homicide in Akeem’s dying.
Akeem was shot within the abdomen by a stray bullet on the night time of October 26 as he was inside his Humboldt Park residence washing his fingers and preparing for mattress.
Police mentioned the stray bullet handed by a window of the boy’s residence after gunfire erupted within the alleyway within the 2600 block of West Potomac Avenue. Nobody from these two teams was damage, however the bullet entered Akeem’s home, putting and killing him.
Police mentioned two adults had been additionally detained in reference to the case and police are submitting expenses towards them as properly. CPD mentioned the teenager didn’t hearth the photographs that killed Akeem, however quite that he was in possession of the gun and turned it over to one of many adults, who fired the deadly shot.
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Police mentioned a member of the family informed them the boy was within the toilet when a bullet got here by the window and struck him. Police mentioned they do not consider anybody contained in the residence was the supposed goal of the capturing.
Akeem was shot in entrance of his mom and two brothers. They’d simply buried his father the weekend earlier than, who had died of a medical situation.
A reward of as much as $15,000 was provided for data within the case. Investigators are engaged on the case that has caught the eye of the mayor.
“This didn’t occur in a vacuum,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot mentioned. “There are individuals on the market proper now who inside the sound of my voice know precisely what occurred. You should introduce your self.
The director of the Newberry Math and Science Academy mentioned this loss is certain to fire up quite a lot of feelings and questions all through the college. College officers mentioned grief counselors will probably be accessible Friday.
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