CHICAGO — A teenager accused of opening fire on two men in South Shore, killing one, tried to get rid of the murder weapon by hiding it in the snow, prosecutors said.
Brannon was planning to rob Womack when he walked up to him and the second man, prosecutors said Friday. Womack refused to give him anything, and Brannon started shooting.
Brannon ran from the scene and was seen by a witness burying a gun in the snow, prosecutors said. After his arrest, he admitted to having a gun and shooting both men.
Brannon was on parole at the time of the shooting, according to prosecutors. They said the teen's juvenile record includes findings of delinquency for robbery, drug possession, battery and aggravated possession of a weapon.
Womack, of the 6900 block of South Paxton Avenue, was shot in his head, neck and shoulder. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital several hours after the shooting.
The other man survived the shooting after being wounded in his shoulder, buttocks and leg.
Both men knew Brannon by name, and both were armed at the time of the shooting, prosecutors said.
Womack's gun was in his waistband, and the second man threw his gun to the ground after he was shot, prosecutors said.
Brannon was ordered held without bail Friday during a brief court hearing.