WEST ENGLEWOOD — Darryl Green Jr. pulled out a gun during a disagreement with his father the last time he would see him alive, his dad said.
"I called the police and let them know he left and had pulled a pistol out," Darryl Green Sr. said Friday, a day after his son's decomposed body was found in an abandoned West Englewood building.
The argument on Monday began when the 17-year-old boy didn't want to do something for his father, and ended with Green packing a bag full of clothes, going out the back door and hopping the backyard fence at their home in the 6400 block of South Wolcott Avenue. That was the last time Green would see his son alive.
The elder Green said he was notified Thursday afternoon that his son's body had been found in an abandoned building in the 5600 block of South Damen Avenue.
The body was found decomposed with a bullet wound in his head. Darryl Green Jr. was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:45 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
"I got a call from a friend saying they found him in an abandoned building," said the elder Green, 51. "I don't know anything about what really happened."
"It feels bad. It's just a hurting feeling," said Green, who was still waiting to identify the body at the morgue.
Darryl Green Jr. went to Harper High School and was "scared to go to school," family said.
The teen had gotten into trouble for carrying a gun and was on probation. He had recently been "doing what he was supposed to do" and getting his life back on track and attending school, family members said.
A Friday autopsy ruled Green Jr.'s death a homicide. The case was proceeding as a death investigation by the Chicago Police Department.