7-year-old boy shot dead in Humboldt Park, boy arrested, police say


A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with the murder of 7-year-old Akeem Briscoe in late October, Chicago police said Tuesday.

A teenage boy whom police suspect was responsible for some of the killings was arrested Monday. He was killed by a stray bullet that came in through a window.

The boy was “shot in the bathroom washing his hands, which should be one of the safest places a child should be,” Brown said.

The bullet was fired during a clash between the two groups in an alley near the boy’s home, CPD Detective Brendan Dinihan said.

Police do not believe the shooter was a boy who was 15 years old at the time of the shooting. Instead, they suspected he had a gun and handed it to him, one of his two adults who shot the bullet. His two adult suspects are in police custody, he added.

“We have a little more work to do on this matter,” he said.

The teenage boy has been charged with first-degree murder, Brown said.

Police also announced arrests in the October 24 shooting of a 30-year-old man outside a Greyhound bus station in Chicago.

Rodney Miller, 26, was arrested Monday by FBI agents in Alabama, Brown said. Authorities are awaiting a pending first-degree murder indictment before he is extradited to Chicago, Brown said.

“I hope these arrests send a very strong message that no one can escape justice. We will find you,” Brown said. “I also hope that these arrests and indictments will bring some measure, a small measure, to the grieving families.”


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Written by Natalia Chi

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