By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– A 16-year-old boy has been charged in the murder of 18-year-old Azul De La Garza in September. 

The teen was taken into custody Monday afternoon.

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Azul was sitting in a parked car, just outside her childhood home near 54th Street and Avers Avenue in West Elsdon, when they were shot multiple times in the torso by the teen offender who fled on foot, authorities said.

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Azul is remembered by friends and family as a “beautiful soul” with a bright artistic future ahead.

Isabel De La Garza said her sister was artistic – a painter, who earned a scholarship to the School of the Art Institute, but had deferred a year to start a small business.

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“She was thrifting pants and turning them into skirts. Open mind to discover new things,” Isabel said.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff