Teen Arrested for Shooting Student Near Roosevelt High School

By Tanveer Ali on September 27, 2013 7:15am | Updated on September 27, 2013 6:04pm

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 A male student was shot in the leg near Roosevelt High School.
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CHICAGO — A Kenwood teenager was arrested for shooting a Roosevelt High School football player in an armed robbery near the school, cops said.

Kevin Murchison, 18, was allegedly on felony probation and had a pending robbery case in juvenile court when he showed up at Roosevelt High School at dismissal time with a young child in tow and shot a student while trying to rob him, prosecutors said.

"You went to a high school when it was letting out with a 9-year-old child, you pulled a gun and shot someone ... in front of all the children that were there," said Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil, ordering the man held without bail.

Prosecutors said Murchison ran after the shooting and stashed the gun in the child's backpack, which is where police later discovered it.

Murchison, of the 4700 block of South Green Avenue, is charged with attempted armed robbery, child endangerment and three gun-related offenses.

A student who said he was a friend of the victim said the shooting occurred at a bus stop at Leland and Kimball near the school. The friend said someone approached the victim and put a gun to the victim's head, but another student grabbed the shooter's arm.

As the shooter's arm was pulled down, the gun went off and the victim was hit in the leg, the friend said.

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