COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Prosecutors offered no motive for why a man fatally shot a 17-year-old boy in the head as the teen shoveled snow on the Near West Side a week ago.
Devon McCauley, 22, of the 1200 block of West 14th Street, was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Ronald Hayes. According to a police arrest report, McCauley's nickname is "Pooh Pooh" and he has a neck tattoo that says "mob."
Prosecutors said that a video places McCauley near the scene in the moments before before Ronald Hayes was shot on Feb. 9.
About 4:15 p.m., Hayes was shoveling snow with two other people in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street, Assistant State's Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos said. Video captured McCauley across the street before the shooting, Kwilos said.
McCauley walked around the block and was on the same side of the street as the victim when he raised his hand and shot Hayes in the head, Kwilos said.
Hayes, of the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue, was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:10 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
Witnesses who knew McCauley identified him, Kwilos said, and he was arrested on Friday. Prosecutors did not give a motive for the shooting.
Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered McCauley held without bail on Sunday.