A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in an August shooting in the South Side’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.
The boy is accused of shooting Jose Morales, 38, in the abdomen on August 17, who was on the sidewalk about two blocks from his home on Block 4800 on South Walcott Avenue, according to the Cook County coroner’s office.
Morales was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, the Chicago Police Department and coroner’s office said.
The boy, whose name was not released because he is a minor, was arrested Friday afternoon about half a mile from the shooting and charged with first-degree murder, police said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2022/11/19/23468715/boy-16-charged-with-murder-in-back-of-the-yards-shooting 16-year-old boy charged with murder in Back of the Yard shooting