CHICAGO — Two juveniles are in custody in the fatal shooting of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' 15-year-old grandson in Englewood Friday night, police said.
At 6:45 p.m., a male and female forced their way into the boy's home in the 5600 block of South Princeton Avenue, Estrada said.
The boy confronted the intruders, and the male intruder then took out a gun and shot him in the head, Estrada said. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The two intruders, who police say knew the victim, then fled the home, Estrada said. The male intruder was 15; the female is 17, Davis told reports at Area South Police Headquarters late Friday.
"This is another example of a 15-year-old with a gun that he never should have had," Davis told reporters. "I grieve for my family. I grieve for the young man who pulled the trigger. I grieve for his family."
The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the boy as Javon Wilson, whom they said is 14 years old. Javon was pronounced dead at 7:32 p.m. Friday.
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi clarified that the incident was not a home invasion, as initially reported.
Person of interest ID'd in murder of Rep. Danny Davis grandson. Shooting not random & not home invasion. Minors in dispute over gym shoes— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) November 19, 2016
Guglielmi also responded to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who tweeted about the shooting Saturday morning, and stated that it was related to a dispute between the teens over gym shoes.
.@newtgingrich not a home invasion but a dispute among teens over gym shoes that ended in senseless shooting. We hv person of interest ID'd— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) November 19, 2016
Javon was at home with an uncle and three siblings when the fatal shooting occurred, Davis said.
As a U.S. rep for the South and West sides of the city, Davis said addressing gun violence is a part of his job.
"I've dealt with this for many years," Davis said. "I guess I always knew that the possibility existed that it could happen to someone close to me."
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