CHICAGO — A second teen has been charged with murder after his accomplice was shot and killed by an off-duty sheriff's officer during an attempted robbery Monday, police said.
The 15-year-old boy is charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm.
He allegedly took part in the attempted robbery a sheriff's deputy at a Pullman gas station Monday night. The officer was pumping gas in the 700 block of East 103rd Street when he was approached by three people, one of whom brandished a gun. The gunman, identified as Deonta Mackey, 16, demanded the officer turn over whatever was in his pockets.
Mackey demanded the officer's car keys. Instead, the officer pulled out a gun and fatally shot Mackey in the head. The other two people fled.
One of the suspects, Devante Graham, 17, was charged with Mackey's murder Wednesday.
Illinois state law says anyone involved in committing a felony that results in murder can be charged with the crime, even if he or she did not pull the trigger.
The 15-year-old suspect is due to appear in court Sunday.