A 13-year-old boy has been charged with killing his 16-year-old cousin after an argument over a video game system, according to police.
The 13-year-old shot his cousin, Raymond Galloway, while he was sleeping around 5:50 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of East 38th Place, police said. The 16-year-old was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to authorities.
The two boys had been arguing earlier about an Xbox, according to a police report.
The boy was charged as a juvenile with first-degree murder just after midnight Monday and was scheduled to appear in juvenile court later in the day.
Police said the 13-year-old admitted to the crime with his mother present. It’s not clear where the boy got the gun and no adults have been charged.
Galloway lived in the 4300 block of South Champlain Avenue, a spokeswoman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Source: Chicago Tribune