CHICAGO — A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed just blocks from his South Shore home, authorities said.
Jamal Lockett, of the 7500 block of South Colfax Avenue, was gunned down June 2 in the 7300 block of South Coles Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Kalvin Carter, 17, of Riverdale, with charged with first-degree murder. After the shooting, police saw Carter riding a red mountain bike with a semi-automatic gun poking out of his waist band, according to court records.
Lockett's sister, Adora Dismukes, said her brother didn’t know the alleged shooter.
Lockett, one of seven children, was a student at Chicago Vocational High School. He loved to rap and made up his own wacky words, Dismukes said.
“He was a good person,” Dismukes said. “He had a good heart.”
Dismukes also said her brother spent hours washing his hair, twisting it into dreadlocks and blow-drying it to finish it off perfectly.
“He was crazy about his hair,” she said. “You could not touch this boy's hair.”