Updated 04/29/14 – 8:16 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile in the shooting death of a Tilden High School freshman who was killed Monday afternoon on her way home from school.
According to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, the suspect — whose name was not released because of her age — was due in Juvenile Court on Tuesday, to face one count of first-degree murder.
Endia Martin, a freshman at Tilden Career Community Academy High School, was standing with a group of teenagers in the 900 block of West Garfield Avenue – around the corner from her house – when she and another teenage girl were shot around 4:30 p.m. McCarthy said the shooting stemmed from a fight over a boy.
Prosecutors have charged a second person in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old Back of the Yards girl.
The latest to be charged is a 17-year-old boy, whom police say assisted in hiding the gun, which had been reported stolen on April 13.
The teen, whom police refused to identify because of his age, is charged with two felonies, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless damage to property, as well as two misdemeanors, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.
“I’m very frustrated. I’m sickened. Three 14-year-old lives were changed forever yesterday by the introduction of a gun into a fistfight, and the circumstances of that gun getting into that 14-year-old’s hands are being investigated right now,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said.