CHICAGO — A 16-year-old boy and two adults are in custody. Murder of 7-year-old Akeem BriscoeHe was killed last month by a bullet aimed at someone else while washing his hands at his family’s home in Humboldt Park.
Chicago Police Sup. David Brown said a first-degree murder charge was filed against the boy, but CPD Chief Detective Brendan Deenihan said investigators didn’t believe he fired the gun while he was firing. said no.
Police are working to secure an adult murder charge from the Cook County Attorney’s Office, Deenihan said. Brown said the police have “work to do.”
The trio made their way through the aisles and at approximately 8:20 p.m. and punched the boy in the abdomen. he later died.
Akeem’s father died a week before he was shot after heart surgery. The Sun Times reported.
“He said he didn’t want his father gone, he wanted to be with him,” the boy’s uncle, Terrivia Misters, told the newspaper. “Now he’s where his dad is.”
Deenihan called the shooting “group on group violence”.
Detectives believe Akeem died as a result of a 16-year-old boy holding a handgun, handing it to an adult, who then opened fire.
Investigators “are also working very closely with state attorneys on these criminals,” Dinihan said at a news conference Tuesday night.
Deenihan said the boy was 15 years old at the time of the murder and state law requires his case to be heard in a juvenile court.
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