CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago woman has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 death of the teenage grandson of Illinois Congressman Danny Davis.
The Cook County jury deliberated for nearly two hours Wednesday before finding 20-year-old Dijae Banks guilty in the shooting of 15-year-old Javon Wilson.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 4 Injured In Evanston Shooting
Wilson was killed coming to his sister’s aid after a teenage squabble erupted into violence. Wilson’s sister, Khaliyah Wilson, testified this week that Tariq Harris and Banks were at the Wilsons’ apartment for a pair of sneakers Banks exchanged with Wilson’s 14-year-old brother for a pair of pants.READ MORE: At Least 40 People Wounded, 3 Killed In Thanksgiving Weekend Shootings In Chicago
The dispute evolved into fight during which Harris fired a single shot from the gun Banks handed him.
Harris was tried in front of a separate jury. Closing arguments in his case are set to begin Thursday.MORE NEWS: Wolfpack Junior Football Team Needs Funds To Compete For National Championship In Florida
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