Updated 08/20/13 – 12:44 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A teenager who was already on electronic monitoring for drug charges was ordered held on $900,000 bond Tuesday for allegedly shooting a 7-year-old boy in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
Lavante Jackson, a freshman at Crane Technical Preparatory High School, was charged as an adult with felony aggravated battery. He is accused of shooting 7-year-old Tyvion Jackson outside the boy’s home in the 4200 block of West Fifth Avenue on Sunday. Jackson and the victim are not related.
Tyvion and his family were returning home from a family picnic around 9 p.m. Sunday, and he was helping a cousin put her bike in the house, when Jackson allegedly opened fire on a car that was outside Tyvion’s home. Tyvion was not the intended target.