A 15-year-old boy faces a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a retired Chicago firefighter earlier this month outside a Morgan Park popcorn shop.
The teen, who is not being identified because he is charged as a juvenile, was unarmed at the time of the shooting. He was with two other people who had guns when they confronted 65-year-old Dwain Williams Dec. 3 in an apparent robbery attempt, Cook County prosecutors said in court Thursday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she spoke with Williams’ wife to share news about the charges.
“She was happy ... that the people responsible were found. But, as you might imagine, her life is still shattered.”
Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan characterized the suspects as a “carjacking crew” responsible for several other crimes in the area.
Police recovered a weapon and were testing it to see if it was used in the shooting, he said.