CHICAGO (CBS) — Police have captured a teen wanted in the murder of a young mother who was killed by a stray bullet while inside her home in north suburban Zion last month.
Zechariah Myles, 16, was wanted on an arrest warrant charging him as an adult with first-degree murder in the death of Melanie Yates.READ MORE: Chicagoan David Kronfeld Shares Advice To Career Success In New Book
Police said Myles exited his home on the 2800 block of Enoch Avenue around 9 p.m. on Oct. 17, and began shooting his rifle at someone. A stray bullet struck Yates while she was in her home, and she was taken to to the hospital in “extremely critical” condition, and was pronounced dead the next morning.READ MORE: 1 Person In Critical Condition, 8 Displaced After Fire In Aurora
An arrest warrant was later issued for Myles.
Zion police said Myles was arrested Tuesday afternoon, around 4:05 p.m., after Waukegan police responding to a call of shots fired near Jackson and Belvidere streets spotted Myles and two other teens fleeing the scene. All three were quickly arrested, and three handguns were recovered.MORE NEWS: AAA Provides Best And Worst Times For Post-Holiday Travel
Myles was turned over to the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center in Vernon Hills.