CHICAGO (STMW) — A 14-year-old boy is being held by juvenile authorities after being charged with the fatal shooting of a man in the South Side South Deering neighborhood earlier this month.

The teenage is charged as a juvenile with the murder of 18-year-old Terrance Wright at about 3:40 p.m. Oct. 19 near East 99th Street and South Yates Avenue, authorities said.

Wright, of the 5000 block of South Carpenter Street, was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Witnesses told police they saw about five people take part in a robbery and shooting, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

The 14-year-old was charged with three counts of murder and one count each of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, attempted armed robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Tandra Simonton said.

He appeared Monday before Judge Andrew Berman in juvenile court and was ordered held in juvenile custody until his next court date Nov. 13, she said.

Police have characterized Wright’s death as a robbery-turned-fatal-shooting. Wright’s family says he was targeted by his assailants because he was gay.

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