Tevin Lee, 18, has been charged in the death of Shamiya Adams, who was hit by a stray bullet while sleeping over with friends.
Chicago police have formally arrested and charged an 18-year-old man in connection with the death of Shamiya Adams, the 11-year-old who was killed by a stray bullet while she was playing at a slumber party, New York’s Daily News reports.
The suspect, Tevin Lee, reportedly was looking for revenge in some sort of dispute involving two 14-year-old boys, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said, according to the news site. One of the teens was beaten up by a group of other young teens. That boy in turn told his older brother, and Lee eventually heard of the situation and started tracking down a gang member he thought was involved.
When Lee reportedly saw the man he was looking for, the cops say, he fired at least four shots. One bullet went through a window opening in the house where Shamiya sat with her friends around an imaginary campfire, hitting the 11-year-old in her head and killing her.
“We have two 14-year-olds fighting, and someone introduces a gun into a fistfight, and we now have another child murder,” McCarthy told ABC 7.