EAST GARFIELD PARK — Myrion Currie Jr. had recently returned to Chicago from Mississippi when he murdered on the West Side.
Currie, 19, was shot and killed early July 1 in the 4100 block of West Van Buren Street, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.
He and a 15-year-old friend went for a bike ride that evening when the bullets flew, Currie’s father said.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Currie and a 15-year-old were both shot, but the younger teen did not sustain fatal injuries.
The only boy in a family of five, he was called “Booboo” by those who loved him, his family said.
Currie left high school shortly after his freshman year. He had recently returned from Mississippi, where he had been living with his mother, said his father, Myrion Currie Sr.
Court records show that while he lived in Mississippi he was on parole for a 2010 Cook County conviction possession of stolen items, a felony. The next year he was convicted of the same thing and of residential burglary, court records show.