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Teen charged in fatal shooting of 7-year-old boy on Near West Side

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
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Chicago’s top cop announced Friday evening that a teenager has been charged in the daytime killing of a 7-year-old boy earlier this week on the Near West Side. The 16-year-old was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting of Jai’mani Amir Rivera around 3 p.m. Tuesday near his apartment complex in the 2300 block of West Jackson Boulevard, Police Supt. Larry Snelling told reporters. Jai’mani was leaving home when he was struck in the chest by gunfire that came from outside the complex, according to Chicago police and the Cook...

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