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Humboldt Park shooting: Teen charged in death of boy, 7, killed by stray bullet in home

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Chicago (WLS) — Chicago police have announced charges in the death of 7-year-old Akeem Briscoe at his Humboldt Park home. He was killed by a stray bullet.

CPD supplement. David Brown said a 16-year-old boy had been charged with murder in Hakeem’s death. Police said he was 15 at the time of the shooting and was charged as a minor.

Hakeem was hit in the stomach by a stray bullet on the night of October 26 as he was washing his hands and preparing to sleep at his home in Humboldt Park.

Police said a stray bullet pierced the window of a boy’s home after shootings broke out in a 2600-block alley on West Potomac Avenue. None of these two groups of him were injured, but the bullet hit his Akeem home, attacking and killing him.

“It’s a different group than Alley and they were targeting this group who were in Alley’s car,” said CPD Detective Brendan Dinihan. “They shoot the group. Obviously the bullet misses the group. No one was shot in the group. The bullet went through the window and hit a 7-year-old boy.”

Two adults have also been detained in connection with the incident, police said, adding that they have also filed charges against them. CPD said the teenage boy did not fire the shot that killed his Akeem, but was in possession of the gun and handed it to one of his adults who fired the fatal shot.

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Police say the boy was in the bathroom when a bullet came in through the window and hit him directly. Police said they did not believe anyone in the residence was the target of the shooting.

Akeem was shot in front of his mother and two brothers. They had just buried their father, who died of a medical condition the previous weekend.

The case offered a bounty of up to $15,000 for information. Investigators are working on a case that has caught the mayor’s attention.

“This didn’t happen in isolation,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. “There are people within my voice who know exactly what happened. You have to come forward.” it won’t.”

The principal of the Newberry Math and Science Academy said the loss is sure to cause many emotions and questions throughout the school. School officials said grief counselors are available.

Akeem’s mother told ChiPopular Chicago that she will never feel at peace until everyone responsible for her son’s murder is in prison.

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