CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County prosecutors said the 18-year-old man accused of killing 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was aiming for a group rival gang members who had attacked a friend in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, even though that friend told him the boys who had beaten him were not there.
During a bond hearing Friday, Assistant Cook County State’s Atty. Robert Mack alleged Tevin Lee opened fire on a group of boys he believed to be rival gang members who had shoved 14-year-old friend of his off a bike and beat him earlier in the day at the same spot in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue.
“The witness who had been attacked earlier told this defendant that he did not see either of the boys who had attacked him earlier,” Mack said. “Despite being told that the persons who attacked his friend were not present, this defendant drew a handgun, and fired three to four shots in the direction of the group of boys.”
Lee missed his targets, and one of the bullets went through an open window at the home where Shamiya was playing with friends during a sleepover, hitting her in the head.
“As the victim and her friend were preparing to make s’mores, a bullet fired by this defendant entered the home, striking the victim in the right side of her skull,” Mack said.