Chicago police said Tuesday that a 16-year-old boy has been arrested and is being charged in the shooting death of 7-year-old Akeem Briscoe in late October.
Superintendent David Brown told a news conference that the teen, who police suspect was partly responsible for the murder, was arrested on Monday. On October 26, the young boy was killed by a stray bullet fired through the window of his Humboldt Park home.
The boy was shot “in the bathroom, washing his hands, which should be one of the safest places for your child,” Brown said.
CPD chief of detectives Brendan Deenihan said shots were fired during clashes between two groups in an alleyway near the boy’s home.
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Police do not believe that the 15-year-old fired the shots at the time of the shooting. Instead, they suspect he had a gun and then gave it to one of the two adults, who shot and killed the 7-year-old, Deenihan said. He said the two adult suspects are in police custody.
He said, ‘We have to do a little more work in this matter.
Brown said the teen is being charged with first-degree murder.
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Brown said Rodney Miller, 26, was arrested Monday by FBI agents in Alabama. Brown said authorities are awaiting pending charges for first-degree murder before extraditing him to Chicago.
“I hope these arrests send a very strong message that no one can hide from justice. We will find you,” Brown said. “I also hope that these arrests and these charges do something for the families of the victims. Measures, will bring some small measures.”