August 17, 2015 | 3:23 PM

Chicago Teen Charged as Adult After Fatally Shooting Man In Car

August 17, 2015 | 3:23 PM
BREAKING NEWS, Gun Control, Guns, Police, Violent Crime August 17, 2015

CHICAGO — A 17 year old male juvenile offender was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

The incident occurred in the 4600 block of South Western Ave on August 13th.

The victim was riding in a vehicle when the offender approached on foot and fired shots.

From the Chicago Tribune: …The vehicle stopped next to a youth standing on the sidewalk, police said.

After an exchange of words, the youth, later identified as Zamora, pulled a handgun and opened fire, striking the passenger several times in the chest, police said.

The victim was wounded fatally.

The offender is being charged as an adult, and is expected to appear in Central Bond Court tomorrow.

No further details are available at this time.


The USA Today reported: Eighty murders were recorded in the first quarter of 2015. There were 62 in the same period last year.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the city has made significant progress in reducing overall crime in the past few years, but his department is challenged by gun laws that he said make it too easy for dangerous criminals to get access to illegal weapons.

McCarthy and other Chicago officials have long blamed neighboring states Indiana and Wisconsin for contributing to Chicago’s homicide problems. From 2009 to 2013, 60% of guns recovered in crimes in Chicago were originally purchased in states with fewer restrictions on gun ownership, according to police.

“Even with the strongest partnerships and best policing in the world, without better state and federal laws to help keep illegal guns off the streets, we will continue to face an uphill battle,” McCarthy said.

The increase in violence comes as Chicagoans get ready to vote Tuesday on whether to give incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel another four-year term.

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